Robert Stanek
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Robert Stanek

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.

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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Best Sellers

    • Stormjammers

    • The Extraordinary Story of Electronic Warfare Operations in the Gulf War
    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Ron Knowles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    When the U.S. went to war in Iraq during the first Gulf War, Robert Stanek was there....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story with a poor choice of narration style

    • By Michelle MacDowell on 04-11-13
    • The Extraordinary Story of Electronic Warfare Operations in the Gulf War
    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Ron Knowles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 05-25-12
    • 3 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Buster’s Really Great Big Top Show

    • Bugville Jr. Learning Adventures
    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Join Buster and friends in the Big Top for the BIGGEST little show on Earth....

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Bugville Critters Have a Surprise Party

    • Lass Ladybug's Adventures, Book 6
    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Ginny Westcott
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this story, Lass and her family have a surprise party and everyone is invited. Well almost everyone, for you see there's a problem with the invitation....

    Regular price: $5.59

    • In the Service of Dragons

    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Karl Fehr
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Indulge, slip away to Ruin Mist! In the Service of Dragons is the continuation of Robert Stanek's epic fantasy adventure that began with The Kingdom and the Elves of the Reaches....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!! Read It!!

    • By Jake on 10-09-06

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Bugville Critters

    • The BIG Number Count Down: Learning Adventures, Book 6
    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Victoria Charters
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this story, Buster shares what he's learned about counting down and subtraction....

    Regular price: $6.29

    • The Bugville Critters

    • Every Letter Has Its Day: Learning Adventures, Book 1
    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Victoria Charters
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this story, Buster shares what he's learned about the 26 letters of the alphabet and sounds for reading....

    Regular price: $6.29

    • The Bugville Critters Break Their Bad Habits

    • Lass Ladybug's Adventures, Book 2
    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Ginny Westcott
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this story, bad behavior gets the best of the Bugville Critters. They forget their manners, do things they shouldn't, and get into trouble....

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1,111
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 130

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Wonder it Was a Top BookSense 76 Pick!

    • By Patrick Y. on 04-24-05

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches Book II

    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Karl Fehr
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 64

    The epic adventure continues....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Awesome!

    • By Amy on 04-23-05

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Keeper Martin's Tale

    • Ruin Mist Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Robert Stanek
    • Narrated by: Robert Stanek
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Warning! Very very bad!

    • By Klas on 09-07-10

    Regular price: $48.97

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