I’m Rob Knipe, a comic fantasy and sci-fi author from Liverpool, UK. I completed the MA Creative Writing programme at Liverpool John Moores University in 2015 with Merit, and I’m currently seeking representation for a number of novels.
Having come runner-up in the Pulp Idol 2014 competition with a chapter from a novel I had planned, I recently completed the full novel of ‘A Game of Two Halves – The Torso and Legs’, a comic fantasy tale about a village fistball team who are thrust into the violence and corruption of a professional fistball league.
I’ve previously self-published two novels, ‘A Heist too far’ and , The Good, the Mad and the Undead, which had favourable reviews, but have recently removed both from sale to re-write and bring them up to a standard I’m happier with.
Having spent my youth playing games such as Wahammer Fantasy Roleplay, Warhammer 40k and Heroquest, I started writing fantasy stories, initially with the story that eventually became ‘The Good, the Mad and the Undead’. I spent fifteen years as a soldier, which, although it slowed my writing progress down, gave me some incredible life experiences, and the gallows humour that I now use within my writing.
In 2015 I started playing ice hockey for the Riverside Raiders ice hockey team in Widnes, and competed in the NRHC playing as a third line forward or third line D-Man as needed. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had in the cold.
Enjoy the site, and my work, and please get in touch if you have anything you want to ask.