retired educator (teacher, elementary principal). His education includes degrees from the University of Oregon and Boise State University with specialties in early childhood and reading.
Knapp is internationally recognized as a leader in education, bully prevention, and an author of many tween and young adult fiction books. Each of the author's books represent family values and relevant to today's lives of our youth.
J Richard Knapp is the Founder and CEO of Stop-Bullies.com, Magpye Publishing,and KnappStory.com.
I was looking for a good writing project for children around the fourth and fifth grade after a trip into the Southwest. I was totally fascinated by the history of the Native Americans and early pioneers of that region of the United States. It was then that I went back to a story I had roughed out years ago where two kids locate a lost city in a desert. One thing led to another and I decided to combine the two thoughts into a brand new book -Book of Codes. You never know when something you put away for years will suddenly come to life!
J Richard Knapp is an internationally recognized American author and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. Knapp is a
Book of Codes
Grade Level: 4-6
Fiction: Action, Adventure, Humorous, Mystery, Children, Codes
Follow the first adventure of eleven year old twins, Samantha and Nick, as they discover a secret hidden from the world for over a century - a mystery filled with secret codes, people who are not what they appear to be, and a discovery beyond the imagination.
J Richard Knapp
books for children and teens
J Richard Knapp Charities
Knapp has served as a community volunteer most of his adult life to help children in need. The author's first significant efforts occurred in 1975, when he designed and organized a summer sports program for boys and girls in his community.
J Richard moved his family to Oregon in 1978, where he immediately began volunteer work with children in poverty. His own experiences with poverty as a teen constantly motivated his efforts. Knapp founded a non-profit organization in the mid 1990's which focused on children in two categories. The first targeted children in poverty by providing coats and shoes for the needy. The second area was children and teens dealing with cancer. The non-profit organization continued its work for over a decade and is now a community program.