Jack L Knapp

Jack L Knapp

Jack Knapp, a top-100 Amazon SF Author and member of both the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Western Writers of America, grew up in Louisiana and joined the Army after graduating from high school. He served three tours in Germany and traveled throughout western Europe before retiring. Jack then graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso before beginning his second career, teaching science in the El Paso ISD. After retiring from that, Jack pursued a number of other interests (riding, raising horses, farming, performing music, designing/performing experiments related to climate change, and studying history) before beginning his third career, novelist. He’s also a member of Mensa and a knight of the Society for Creative Anachronism, so plot elements involving science and medieval combat are experience-based. Historical elements are based on research, in which Jack’s fictional characters interact with real persons who were intimately involved with historic events. He’s written of ESP (The Wizards Series) and woodcraft/survivalism (the Darwin's World Series); the deep woods of Louisiana, the setting for Darwin’s World, was his childhood playground. The New Frontiers Series examines the challenges humanity will face when it begins to spread out into space, and some of the science is based on Jack's research, including experiments. Beginning with a startup company building the first practical spacecraft (The Ship), to growing a business in space while overcoming Earth-based obstacles (NFI: New Frontiers, Inc), to humanity’s first contact with a non-human species (NEO: Near Earth Objects), then BEMs (Bug Eyed Monsters) and MARS, the novels are largely extrapolations from current events. Pirates, the sixth book in the series, is science-based space opera and the series isn't finished; Hybrids is underway. Jack had long wanted to write a western novel based on the real history of his adopted state of New Mexico; that novel is The Territory, which was released in November 2019. Subsequent books in this genre are set in either Texas (Jacob Jennings and Edward Jennings) and New Mexico (Edward Jennings: War and Recovery). Jack is involved in social media, especially Facebook. You can find out more by signing on to his Author's page, https://www.facebook.com/jacklknapp, where you'll read of his work and get the opportunity to interact with Jack. He makes it a point to answer every post, usually within 24 hours. Jack’s boundless imagination is always in evidence, but you’ll have to read his novels to find out just how imaginative he is!

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