Cougar: A Mountain-worthy Lion

For those who are familiar with my novels, you will undoubtedly recognize Cougar. All of the animals in my novels serve a purpose that is richer than mere additional conflict and dialogue. They are vital components to a capricious and delicate natural ecosystem, but all of them are guides, both spiritually and metaphysically, for my … Continue reading Cougar: A Mountain-worthy Lion

Honorable, Indeed

Animal Parts was bestowed an Honorable Mention in the 11th PSWA Conference in Las Vegas, NV, in July 2016! The thrilling mystery, Animal Parts by David E Knop, would've won First Place at the 11th annual PSWA Writers Conference but having a hungry 170lb mountain lion as your companion tends to complicate things. Cougar asks … Continue reading Honorable, Indeed

Tops among Cops

Animal Parts, a mystery by David E. Knop, was awarded Honorable Mention at the prestigious Public Safety Writers Association Writing Contest held in Las Vegas. PSWA members include police officers, civilian police personnel, firefighters, emergency personnel, security personnel and others in the public safety field. It was a high bar to pass the scrutiny of judges who have … Continue reading Tops among Cops

Got Cannibals?

When we think of cannibalism in North America, we often envision worst-case scenarios of cultural practices, as in the case of the Aztecs, where eating fellow humans held spiritual significance, or survival, as practiced by the desperate Donner Party.[1] Today, the popular press often takes full advantage of cases where the hunger for human flesh … Continue reading Got Cannibals?