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John Knoerle

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Cleveland, Ohio, The United States
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October 2008


John Knoerle's first novel,"Crystal Meth Cowboys," was optioned by Fox for a TV series.

His second novel, "The Violin Player," won the Mayhaven Award for Fiction.

John is calling his latest novel, "Beer and Gasoline," Book FOUR of The American Spy Trilogy. Book Three was designated one of the best indie novels of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews.

John lives with his wife Judie in Chicago.


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John Knoerle I don't. Writer's write. Even a "blocked" writer can manage to crank out a paragraph a day.

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I don't. Writer's write. Even a "blocked" writer can manage to crank out a paragraph a day.

Is the paragraph crap on toast? So what? The next day's paragraph is likely to be an improvement.

A phrase from an author years ago stuck with me: He was in the early stages of constructing a novel and said he was spending his time carelessly, "free writing", till he settled upon solid ground.

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John Knoerle I was inspired to bring two of my favorite characters - one fictional, one based on a good friend - into the same time and place; the Mojave Desert,…moreI was inspired to bring two of my favorite characters - one fictional, one based on a good friend - into the same time and place; the Mojave Desert, 1968. I chose that time and place because my good friend, Mark A. Ward, was a rookie cop in Needles, CA then.(less)
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A CIA officer’s 1968 investigation into a death linked to a secretive compound smells of a KGB assassination—or perhaps his own agency’s involvement—in this spy novel, "Beer and Gasoline."

Lt. Richard Nolan of the U.S. Army (a CIA cover ID) is in the Mojave Desert in search of missing trash hauler Jeremiah McLemore. His disappearance is suspicious because he was contracted by Camp H... Read more of this blog post »
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“One of the things to be learnt about spying is that the least likely is the most probable.

--Sir Dick White, Head of MI6, 1956-1968”
John Knoerle

“I want to tell you, don't marry suffering. Some people do. They get married to it, and sleep and eat together, just as husband and wife. If they go with joy they think it's adultery.”
Saul Bellow, Seize the Day

“Long ago when they first invented the atomic bomb people used to worry about its going off and killing everybody, but they didn't know that mankind has enough dynamite right in his guts to tear the fucking plant to pieces.”
John Cheever, Falconer

“One of the things to be learnt about spying is that the least likely is the most probable.

--Sir Dick White, Head of MI6, 1956-1968”
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