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John Knoerle: Biography

JKnoerle150dpiJohn Knoerle began his creative endeavors in the early 70s as a member of the DeLuxe Radio Theatre, a comedy troupe in Santa Barbara. He then moved to LA and did stand-up comedy, opening for the likes of Jay Leno and Robin Williams.

Knoerle wrote the screenplay Quiet Fire, which starred Karen Black, and the stage play The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club, an LA Time’s Critic’s Choice. He also worked as staff writer for Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.

Knoerle moved to Chicago in 1996 with his wife Judie. His first novel, “Crystal Meth Cowboys,” was optioned by Fox TV. His second novel, “The Violin Player,” won the Mayhaven Award for Fiction.

John Knoerle’s spy novel, “A Pure Double Cross,” was the first volume of a 1940s spy trilogy featuring former OSS agent Hal Schroeder. The second spy novel, “A Despicable Profession,” was published in 2010. John has now completed the American Spy Trilogy with “The Proxy Assassin.”

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