Robert Stanek, a recent nominee for a Lifetime Achievement award and past recipient of multiple awards recognizing his outstanding contributions and excellence in writing, is the author of many books and short works for adults, teens and children. Robert completed his first book in 1985 but it wasn't until 1995 that his first book was published. That book and the many that followed were all bestsellers in their respective categories, instantly catapulting Robert to international acclaim. Although most would have given up after so many unsuccessful years, Robert never lost faith in his abilities and went on to publish over 100 books with leading publishers including Macmillan, Pearson Education, McGraw Hill, and others.
Well before it was in vogue, Robert Stanek went indie, independently publishing his first work of fiction as a serial ebook in 2001, followed by a print publication in 2002. That book became an instant bestseller at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online retailers. Later, when Robert brought the books to audio, they became instant bestsellers at Audible.com with several books rising as high as #1 on the site.
Today, writing as William Stanek and Robert Stanek, he has over 50 #1 bestsellers to his credit and his books have been translated into 27 languages and counting. As a partially disabled veteran and father of a child with disabilities, he is a strong supporter of related causes and charities. In the military, he served as an intelligence analyst working with the NSA. His military career took him to multiple combat zones and duty stations in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. His distinguished service earned him many commendations, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross.
During the early days of his writing career, Robert Stanek founded several organization to help other writers, including Writer's Gallery. Robert is also the founder of GoIndie, ReadIndies, and FreeToday, which have been helping indie writers since 2007.
Robert Stanek is author of the #1 Bestselling ELVES OF THE REACHES, an epic fantasy series, currently comprising eight books, which has been translated into twelve languages.
Robert Stanek is also author of the #1 Bestselling MAGIC LANDS, a young adult series comprising two books and counting, which has been translated into seven languages.
Robert is also author of the #1 Bestselling POCKET CONSULTANTS, a computer technology series comprising 35 books and counting, which have been translated into 21 languages.
Robert is also author of the #1 Bestselling BUGVILLE CRITTERS, a children's series comprising 28 books and counting.
Robert is also author of the #1 Bestselling BUGVILLE LEARNING, an educational series comprising 31 books and counting.
Robert is also author of the #1 Bestselling BUGVILLE JR, a children's series comprising 26 books and counting.
Robert is also author of the #1 Bestselling THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE, a mystery / thriller novel for adults.
Robert is also author of the #1 Bestselling STORMJAMMERS, an autobiographical account of his two combat tours in Iraq, which was recently re-released as the AIR WAR series.
In his fiction writing, Robert transports readers to many imagined worlds. Robert's early fiction work has many influences, including JRR Tolkien, C S Lewis, Anne McCaffrey, H G Wells, and Ray Bradbury.
Robert's books have been written about and recommended by the YA librarian staff at VOYA, Publisher's Weekly, Parenting Magazine, the Journal of Electronic Defense, The Children's Bookshelf, Children's Writer, Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers, and other fine publications and periodicals.
In his long, writing career, Robert's books have been distributed and published by Simon & Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, Pearson, Microsoft, O'Reilly, Hachette and others. Dubbed 'A Face Behind the Future' in 1996 by The Olympian, Robert's been helping to shape the future of the written word for over two decades. Robert's 150th book was published in 2013.
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