Welcome to my web site. My name is Jerry Knaak and I am a 48-year-old published author. I have been a writer/journalist/blogger for 25 years. I have also been a digital media/Internet professional for roughly 20 years.
My journalism career started in the Navy after graduating from Defense Information School at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. After three years of broadcast journalism and serving as an on-air personality, I finished my military career with three years at a print magazine in Washington, D.C.
I have worked in digital media in professional football for the past 17 years. From developing and maintaining the official website, to creating content of all varieties, I have enjoyed the entire experience. At some point you realize you are not going to become a professional athlete, but I never knew I could have a career in sports. Here I am 17 years later still hanging on every snap, every first down, every touchdown.
Four and a half years ago, I decided to eat right, exercise and lose weight. I started a blog to document my progress and to give myself a creative writing outlet. You can find it here: www.gettheknaak.com.
It has always been a dream of mine to write a book. My debut novel, The Dark Truth, is available in print and e-book, via Trifecta Publishing House.