Lawrence Knorr has authored or co-authored over 20 books, mostly on history or biography. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Sons of the American Revolution, and numerous other historical organizations. He enjoys most writing about the formerly famous and his beloved Pennsylvania Dutch culture. He is a lifetime Penn State alum.

He is the co-owner of Sunbury Press, Inc. and has been in IT for over 35 years. Lawrence has also been teaching at the college level for over 15 years, focusing on Business and Economics. He is currently teaching Entrepreneurship in a Networked World at Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA.

Lawrence holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Economics (History Minor) from Wilson College (summa cum laude) and a Masters of Business Administration from Penn State (Beta Gamma Sigma). He is also a Certified Computer Professional, Certified Scrum Master, and Project Management Professional. Lawrence is a past President of the Mid Atlantic Book Publishers Association and Board Member for the Pennsylvania German Society.

Lawrence’s books include:

  • Gettysburg Eddie – The Story of Eddie Plank
  • The BANG Story: From the Basement to the Bright Lights (with Capital recording artists BANG)
  • Keystone Tombstones Battle of Gettysburg (with Joe Farrell and Joe Farley)
  • Wonder Boy – The Story of Carl Scheib: The Youngest Player in American League History
  • A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush
  • The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey
  • The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • The Decendents of Hans Peter Knorr
  • The Hackman Story (with Dorothy Elaine Grace)
  • General John Fulton Reynolds – His Biography, Words & Relations (with Michael Riley and Diane Watson)
  • The Relations of Isaac F Stiely – Minister of the Mahantongo Valley 
  • There is Something About Rough and Ready – A History of the Village at the Heart of the Mahantongo Valley (with Steve E Troutman, Elaine Moran, Cindy Baum, Christine Hipple & Jeanne Adams)
  • Keystone Tombstones Civil War (with Joe Farrell and Joe Farley)
  • Modern Realism According to Fritz – The Oil Paintings of Fritz VonderHeiden
  • Keystone Tombstones Susquehanna Valley (with Joe Farrell and Joe Farley)
  • Keystone Tombstones Philadelphia Region (with Joe Farrell and Joe Farley)
  • Keystone Tombstones Anthracite Region (with Joe Farrell and Joe Farley)

He is currently working on Graves of Our Founders and Tigers for a Day. He previously published a three volume set of his Knorr grandparents lineage entitled Seventy-One Years of Marriage: The Relations of George and Alice Knorr of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Lawrence has collaborated with fiction author Keith Rommel to write the self-help book How I Got Into Hollywood.

Knorr also provided the plot for Thomas Malafarina’s horror thriller Fallen Stones.

Lawrence is also an accomplished photographer, known as Lawrence von Knorr, collaborating on the books Hells Kitchen Flea Market and Wormleysburg: Jewel on the Susquehanna with his wife Tammi Knorr.  As T. K. McCoy, Tammi featured Lawrence’s work in three books entitled Photo Impressionism in the Digital Age, Pennsylvania Through the Seasons and Images of Italy. Knorr’s work was also featured in Contemporary Photo Impressionists.  He provided the photograph’s for Melanie Simm’s poetry compilation Remember the Sun. For more information about Lawrence’s award-winning artwork, please see www.vonknorrgallery.com


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