More About the Author
About The Author
Jonathan Allyn Knight was born on July 4, 1957 in the old whaling city of New Bedford, Massachusetts to french and portugese parents. For a while they remained a family of three. His father was still in college and his mother worked. By the time he was two, his father had graduated and the family, already four and soon to be six, was on its way to Hempstead, Long Island in New York with the required suburban quota of hamsters, dogs, cats and fish.
Jonathan made his first attempt at writing sometime in the third grade. He would sit together with two friends in the elementary school library; He penning future Lost In Space episodes, and they writing for Star Trek. Lost In Space went off the air. So did Star Trek. A dozen or so Hollywood actors made appearances in new series and three aspiring young writers found themselves suddenly out of work.
The turbulent teen years found him too busy to think about writing. He was enthralled with science, especially the earth and space sciences, electronics and a dozen other things. He entered science fairs and the like and did rather well in them. He was determined to make science his life. Then in his freshman year of High School, he discovered broadcasting. He had found his true love. He focused his undivided attention on television and stage projects (mostly as a behind the scenes 'techie' and then as a writer and director in three in-school produced sitcoms). He was accepted into the broadcasting program at a Miami college. After one semester he transferred back to the local community college in New York which he felt offered the better program. He had completed three semesters when he discovered just how hard the field of broadcasting was to find work in. He had sent out over two hundred inquiries and resumes for positions he wanted to interview for after he graduated. He received exactly one answer. It was for a studio floor position in Ogden, Utah. He turned it down.
He changed his major, landed a job working in the college computer center and began a career as a computer consultant.
During the late 1990's, and well into his mid-forties crisis, he felt he needed a diversion from the rigidity and logic of computers and decided to give writing another shot. He had become an avid science-fiction fan over the years, and with a great plot line in mind, a dozen equally wonderful sub-plots, action, intrigue.... he set pen to paper. He has continued to work on the story amid other works, on and off over the years. He recently committed himself to completing the story and submitting it for publication.
He has also written several articles and been published in a handful of magazines.
Not surprisingly, his reading interests tend toward epic tales. He is a big fan of James Michener and Stephen King's longer works like The Stand. He enjoys novels like Scarlett and Gone with the Wind. He is not as enthusiasic about non-fiction pieces, though he does read them if the topic interests him enough. He is an electronics enthusiast. He enjoys Christian music and collects CD's and DVD's. He also enjoys landscaping and working on projects around the house. He continues to live in New York and works as a computer consultant doing web design work for small and home based businesses.
He plans his first full length novel by 2013 and looks forward to the comments and critiques of his readers when it is published.
You can visit him on the web at JonathanAKnight.com