It was in the early '70s that John Knoerle began his creative endeavor by becoming a member of the DeLuxe Radio Theatre, which is a comedy troupe in Santa Barbara. Mr. Knoerle later moved to LA where he continued his comedy career by doing stand-up comedy, opening for the likes of Jay Leno and Robin Williams.
In addition to having a funny bone, John Knoerle also has a great talent for writing. He went on to write the screenplay Quiet Fire, which starred Karen Black, as well as the stage play The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club, which went on to become a Los Angeles Time’s Critic’s Choice. John Knoerle also worked as a staff writer for Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.
In 1996, Mr. Knoerle moved to Chicago with his wife Judie. His first novel, Crystal Meth Cowboys, was optioned by Fox TV and his second novel, The Violin Player, won the Mayhaven Award for Fiction.
John Knoerle has written a spy trilogy consisting of the first novel, A Pure Double Cross, the second novel, A Despicable Profession, and his latest novel, The Proxy Assassin, Book Three of the American Spy Trilogy.
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Could you please tell us a bit about your book? The story? The characters?
It’s the conclusion of the American Spy Trilogy I’ve been working on the last ten years, it spans the years 1945 to 1948.
Someone wrote a review on Amazon that I agree with. "The Proxy Assassin is not so much a spy novel as it is a novel about a young man who happens to be a spy."
That’s true. While there is plenty of action and suspense, that is only part of the larger story arc--how a boy embittered by war becomes a man at peace with himself.