Rose Knox has a Master of Arts in English Studies and teaches college level writing and literature. A native Floridian, she calls the Suwannee River her "sacred place."
Rose Knox began her secondary education at North Florida Junior College in Madison, Florida, and received her Associate of Arts degree in 1981. She finished her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Montevallo in Alabama in 1983. She concluded her formal studies in 2000 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, with a Master of Arts in English Studies. She is currently teaching writing and literature at a rural college in North Florida. As an avid reader, she gravitates to subjects concerning pioneer Florida. She also is immensely intrigued in parallel symbols and stories found within spiritual rituals and myths of the world. Southeastern authors that have influenced her writing include Patrick D. Smith in A Land Remembered; Joe and Mark Akerman in Jacob Summerlin: King of the Crackers; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in The Yearling; and Janisse Ray in Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. Eckhart Tolle and Joseph Campbell have widened her world view on spiritual and cultural belief systems found within their works The Power of Now and The Power of Myth.
The Suwannee River is her sacred place. As a native Floridian, Rose appreciates and reveres what remains of wild North Florida. She encourages those around her to paddle these currents. When she is not teaching, she is practicing yoga, kayaking, or hiking. She also has a new work about the Okefenokee Swamp.