My name is Erik Michael Knear (birth name Erik Michael Knerr). I'm writing to you about your posted message. Like you, I have been looking for Mike Knerr. I am almost certain the man we are both looking for is the same man. Once more, I feel certain this man is my father.
Of the little information I know (from birth certificates, books, and stories from my mother), He was an author who lived with my mother on a boat in Southern California in the early/mid 70's.
I know of two books written by him. One, Sasquatch; Monster of the Northeast woods, and the other, Sex lives of the Gods.
My birth certificate says his full name is Michael Edward Knerr. He was born in Pennsylvania and was 37 at the time of my birth (Dec. 6 1975).
I really haven't had much desire to reach him until recently. I'm currently living in Japan with my wife. We are having a baby and felt this might be something he would want to know.
I don't know, maybe he wouldn't care about someone he never met. I just feel I should try.
Anyways, if any of the information above sounds familiar, please let me know. You are literally the ONLY person who can tell me anything about this man.
Yo-i o-toshi o (Happy New Year)
E. M. Knear