Robert J. Knopf, Jr., though born on Beale AFB in California, was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He not only writes exciting and adventurous adult and middle grade novels and screenplays… he lives his adventures. When Rob is not writing his next novel or screenplay, he is off on another adventure riding his Harley Superglide, SCUBA diving in the Caribbean, or training in martial arts.
A resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Rob has his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Civil Engineering and his Masters in Information Systems from Case Western Reserve University.
While writing, Rob listens to a vast assortment of music, but in particular Guns-N-Roses, AC/DC, Poison, Beach Boys, and of course, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band who played at his college graduation.
Describe your desk
My desk is wherever I decide to sit and write. Whatever decides to inspire me on that day. It can be the local coffee shop or a picnic table by the beach.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in middle school. I've always had a ton of stories in my head that I would always tell my friends and parents. It's what keeps me sane in an insane world.
Have you ever been the new kid in school? Been bullied for being a little different or quirky? That is the case for ZZ, except his quirky nature leads to adventure and danger as he meets new friends, deals with the loss of his father and shows that within every turn that life brings, a new and fantastic adventure awaits...you just have to believe in yourself...
The Janus Conflict is a Adult Action/Thriller about a talented public defender, Jake Palmeria is determined to fulfill his dreams of being happily married and having a family of his own. But when forced into a life of corruption, he becomes the target of a growing war. Jake becomes entwined in a fight for his family’s survival and to survive a stranger determined to exact revenge on him.
“No Flowers Please” is a contemporary adult romance novel that guides an individual through overcoming the trauma of divorce. Bobby Nopper had the world in the palm of his hand...or so he thought. When his entire world crumbles around him, he must fight to regain his family, life, and love. Based on actual events, the book identifies five steps necessary in the healing process without murder!