Born in Knoxville of a schoolteacher mother and an underground miner father, D.S. Knight grew up amidst working class folk in rural Tennessee.
Upon graduation from high school, he went to work underground with his father. The old-timers told him many tales of the Old Country and other haunted places.
Paying for his college education by saving up from his job, he majored in Psychology.
Based on his work with psych patients, he learned some interesting and frightening stories that have influenced his work. His knowledge of the dark side of humanity is voluminous.
D. S. Knight lives in a small town in Arizona with his family and a multitude of pets.