Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


From Sorrow to Amazing Grace is a non-fiction, autobiographical memoir about life before, during, and after a 30-year career in law enforcement. It is a self-help resource about battling PTSD, alcoholism, depression, and trauma through surrendering to Christ. Finding peace, serenity, and a daily spiritual connection with God is at the forefront of this text.

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Author Bio

Keith Knotek is a retired sheriff’s sergeant and police commander with thirty years of law enforcement experience in California. He has a vast knowledge of law enforcement best practices and communications, including a background in governance and leadership.

Although he has held many different professional positions throughout his life and career, Keith cherishes the titles of husband, father, friend, and child of God the Most High. Keith holds an M. A. in organizational leadership, and a B. S. in criminal justice from California Coast University and is an adjunct lecturer at several universities in Arizona. He currently resides in Prescott Valley, Arizona, with his wife, Lily, and has two adult daughters.

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