J Richard Knapp

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.

J Richard Knapp
​books for children and teens


     Special letters from Allie’s mom bring her to tears as she discovers a new connection through a box of beautiful and heartfelt letters. A new girl moves to Tiny with an unimaginable secret. A Halloween birthday celebration brings relationships to a head. To save their friendships and set things right Kati and Allie will have to have the courage to trust in their friendship like never before. Whether it be Truth or Dare, letters from Allie’s mom or being a member of the Cow Pie Gang, life in Tiny is anything but boring for the Allie and the others. Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love as Allie and Kati continue to figure out the trials and tribulations of being tweens.

Notes From J Richard Knapp

     In Letters , Shona and I wanted to write a story about one of our lead characters (Allie) who has lost her mother to cancer just one year ago in another community. Allie's mother has written very special letters to her that are to be read at special events in her life such as her next birthday, first date, etc. I will tell you that this wonderful story is very heartfelt and has been received by students everywhere as overwhelmingly excellent.

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.

About the Author
     J Richard Knapp is an internationally recognized American author and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. Knapp is a 

Book Details

Pages: 201
Ages: 11-14
Grade Level: 5-8
Fiction:  Relationships, Self-Help, Friendship, Growing Up, Social Skills, School Life, Girls, Women, Action, Adventure
ATOS: 5.2

AR: 7