EJ Knapp was born during a thunderstorm in Detroit, Michigan several years before the Motor City discovered fins. Raised in a working-class, blue-collar neighborhood, he morphed into the stereotypical hoodlum a teenager growing up on the west side of Detroit was expected to be. He took to ten-inch switch blades, bike-chain belts, the proper assembly of zip-guns in shop class, rumbles, beer drinking, heavy petting in the park and juvenile delinquency in such a lack-luster way that he was finally forced to drop out of high school at sixteen and hit the road in his 1960 Chevrolet. In one way or another he’s been rolling down that road ever since.
Throughout his life he has been a paper boy, a bagger in a grocery store, a roofer, a forestry ranger trainee, a Navy squid, an auto mechanic, a factory worker, a long haul trucker, a rock hauler, a professional college student, a peer counselor in a street clinic, a drug dealer, an ice cream truck driver, an audio/visual technician, a professional photographer and the IT manager for a San Francisco law firm.
He has published numerous short stories in obscure on-line magazines, most of which are no longer in existence. He insists this is not his fault. He is also the author of the short story collection Thief and Other Love Stories and a non-fiction work, Secrets of the Great Golden Gate Bridge.
Currently he and his numerous critters are back on the west side of Detroit where he bought an abandoned house for a ridiculously small amount of cash a mere 8 blocks from where he grew up. Though retired, he is working at something he can’t tell anyone about.
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