J.E.McKnight

Author

Supernaturally Inspired

Stepping into the realms of the supernatural and science fiction

About The Author


J.E. (Joe) McKnight was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and grew up in the small farming community of Partridge Hill. He started his schooling in Ardrossan where he developed a love for storytelling. His passion for writing continued to grow throughout his school years. In 2004, while upgrading his English 30, he stumbled upon a writer's circle (offered by the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County) that provided the support and encouragement he needed. In 2007 he moved to Gibbons where he and his wife now live together. He continues to grow in his writing and looks forward to many future literary ventures.

How It Began

It all started with a trip to the Sherwood Park library when I saw a whiteboard message for a meeting to a local writers circle in October 2004. I had been fooling around with a book for over a decade by that point and had a couple poems written - inspired by my attending night classes to upgrade my English 30 class. I decided this came at a good time and it might be exactly what I was looking for to grow as a writer. At the first meeting I attended I was incredibly nervous as I am generally shy and get uncomfortable being the centre of attention, however I did read that night - my knees shook the whole time. Little did I know that first night what lay ahead for me just by stepping out of my comfort zone.

As The Years Pass

Since then I have written several short stories and poems, read at almost every meeting I have been able to attend, published more than a couple novels, became president of the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County (WFSC), made new friends, and even attend and participate in author readings. I am still shy and nervous but I am working on it and feel far more comfortable than I was. I always dreamed that one day I would be able to publish a novel - that dream may never have been realized if I had never discovered the WFSC.