Plays -- including a commissioned play with music about teen suicide. Books -- including 24 traditionally published books of both fiction and non-fiction, mostly for young readers. New Media -- including more than 2,000 blogs since 2005. Poetry -- including "September 11, 2001," part of the Artists Registry at the National 9/11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero. Journalism -- including several years as contributing editor for Newsweek's travel magazine. Music -- including a two-movement symphony and dozens of other scores.
Knotts was born on December 9 in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to the Detroit area, he has lived in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Switzerland (briefly), Cleveland, San Francisco and, for many years, Vermont. He is a licensed race car driver and avid traveler who has visited 53 countries on six continents. Knotts is divorced, with no children, and has lived in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area for more than 29 years.