Richard M Knittle Jr is a veteran of the US Navy and US Army National Guard with 3 Honorable Discharges, he has also been a member of the PRCA rodeo circuit as a Bull Rider in Southern California. Richard grew up in Simi Valley, Ca., which is just north of Los Angeles where he still has family, he now resides in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. Richard supports Fathers Rights!
The First in the series is The Battle Lost: Ryder's Birth Special Edition
A true epic poetry adventure that takes you on a journey into one mans epic battle against the evils of addiction and the search and fight for his son Ryder who is not of his blood."
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My writing is also healing for me, Fans tell me when they read my writings that they feel what i feel from sadness and loneliness to joy, My writing is very much me that is no doubt, Everything that is written comes straight my my heart and my soul, I don't hold back. I hear people when they read it how it brought tears to their eye's, well most of the time I am writing the tears are streaming down my face, I am exhausted an emotional wreck when I am done. I write Poetry in all forms and it is all based on truth that is and has been in my life. The Battle Lost Series is a journal into my fight with addiction and my epic battle to be with my 4th son Ryder, I raised him most of his life by myself, Ryder's mother is a addict of epic proportion and turned away from Ryder the day we took him home so I was like a mother and father to him, After 6 months of her living on the streets, I let her back into my home so she could get to know him and she took him and bought her way back to her family who had threw them both away like trash over a year ago and would not let her back without him. I am in fight for him as of today in Parker County, Texas please read more at my website www.thebattlelost.com
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are the greatest in the world and I really mean that. They are from all over the world I love to meet and to talk with all of them I will make sure to listen to everyone's story in fact after a book signing one evening I stayed until 2 am, It was awesome people telling me their stories about how they beat addiction and how they fought for their children I am a huge supporter of Fathers Rights and Parents Rights in general I do believe that PAS or parental alienation syndrome is severe mental child abuse. My fans come watch and listen to my poetry and other Poets and Comedians on stage every week at the Tribeca Lounge in Downtown Fort Worth, TX, Some of my fans are even selling bracelets for a big home coming party we are planning once I am Adjudicated as Ryder's Father and Ryder comes home. I am very blessed and honored to have some great fans!