Robert Stanek
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Robert Stanek

"One of our most respected authors," says The Audio bookstore. "Breathtaking stories, vivid characters and beautifully crafted worlds." Robert Stanek is a pen name of William R. Stanek, whose more than 200 books of both fiction and nonfiction have been translated into 57 languages, sold nearly 20 million copies worldwide and been published and/or distributed by nearly every major US publisher over the past 30 years. Robert's forefather, the Pulitzer prize-winning author and National Book Award recipient, Wallace Stegner, who is thought of as the Dean of Western Writers, once called Robert one of the most versatile and naturally talented writers he'd ever met, the future Dean of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, and that future is now. Like his forefather, Robert is an American novelist, short story writer, historian, conservationist and memoirist. Like his forefather, Robert is a gifted and distinguished writer, a respected and skilled teacher and someone who operates against the grain. Robert became the first breakout author of the digital publishing movement. The first to serialize an ebook, the first to e-author a bestseller, and the first to e-author a digital audio bestseller. Robert is the recipient of multiple awards recognizing his outstanding contributions and excellence in writing, and a recent nominee for a Lifetime Achievement award. Today, writing as William Stanek and Robert Stanek, he has over 50 #1 bestsellers to his credit and his books have been translated into 57 languages and counting. As a partially disabled veteran and father of a child with disabilities, Robert is a strong supporter of related causes and charities. In the military, Robert 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 published and/or distributed by nearly every major US publisher, including, Time Warner, IDG, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, Pearson, Microsoft, Hachette and others. Dubbed 'A Face Behind the Future' in 1996 by The Olympia, Robert's been helping to shape the future of the written word for over three decades. Robert's 250th book will be published soon. Please visit www.robert-stanek.com to find links to stay in touch with Robert. Join Robert Stanek and over 100,000 fans on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RobertStanekAuthor and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/robertstanek.

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