Sharon Waller Knutson met Bob Brown in 1964 when he was sports editor, and she a reporter for the Montana Standard in Butte, Montana. When she left Montana, they lost touch and reconnected in 2020 on the Internet. After emailing daily for months, they decided to corroborate on Bob’s memoir, with Bob providing the photographs and stories behind them. Sharon wrote the poems, and Bob edited the book.
Sharon Waller Knutson is a retired journalist who has been writing and publishing poetry for 16 years. She has published in numerous online journals and six poetry books, including Dancing With a Scorpion (Moon Journal Press, 2006), My Grandmother Smokes Chesterfields (Flutter Press, 2014) and What the Clairvoyant Doesn’t Say (Kelsay Books, 2021). She lives in Arizona with her husband, Al.
Bob Brown retired after a 43-year career as an award-winning journalist and photographer. He was a sports editor for the Montana Standard in Butte, Mt., sports editor for the Rochester Post-Bulletin, official photographer for the city’s Rochesterfest, and editor of the Rochester MVP Magazine. When he retired from the newspaper, the mayor of Rochester declared it Bob Brown Day. He has been inducted in two halls of fame and won several trophies and plaques for playing sports in high school and reporting about sports events. He has traveled worldwide covering tournaments and games, including four Super Bowls and two World Series, and the 1980 Olympics. On Facebook, he has published over 500 stories of his interviews and sports columns. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Carole.
Paperback: 46 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (October 12, 2021)