Joe McKnight was born in Fort Saskatchewan and raised in the small Alberta farming community of Partridge Hill. He started his schooling in Ardrossan, where he developed a love of story-telling. His love of writing continued to grow throughout his school years. In 2004, while upgrading his English 30, Joe’s passion increased. It was during that same year he stumbled upon a writer’s circle (offered by the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County) that provided the support and encouragement he needed. He continues to grow in his writing and looks forward to many future literary ventures. He now resides in Gibbons with his wife.
Joe has published several books: Time's Hostage, The Arrival, Fly on the Wall, Powerless, The Other Secret, Stocking Stuffers, Unnatural Selection, Virtual Age, and Last Stop. He is currently working on a children's book and new manuscript. Additionally to being an author, he is an accomplished artist. Joe has many commissioned pieces including a children's book by a fellow Alberta Author, many sketch drawn pieces, and his artwork also appears on the cover of From a Solitary Drop - a book by the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County (WFSC) - he designed the illustration featured on the cover.