Unofficial Robert Stanek Page
Here's the background and biographic information I could gather on Robert from various sources including the author biographies in his books:

Robert Stanek is perhaps one of the best writers of our time. His blockbuster debut book sold over 150,000 copies and worldwide sales of his books are quickly approaching 10 million.

Robert began work on the Ruin Mist Chronicles in 1986. He spent more than a decade writing the four chronicles that comprise the series. After completing the series, Robert worked to perfect the storyline, focusing on the world setting, the characters and in the process, developed an entire history for Ruin Mist that goes back a thousand years.

Currently Robert lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children. Robert is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. During the war, he flew numerous combat and combat support missions, logging over two hundred combat flight hours. His distinguished accomplishments during the Persian Gulf War earned him nine medals, including the United States of America's highest flying honor, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. His career total was 17 medals in only 11 years of military service, making him one of the most highly decorated veterans of the Persian Gulf War.
Robert's own words on the Ruin Mist books and his writing:

"I began work on the Ruin Mist Chronicles in 1986, working on the project in my spare time, stealing quiet moments whenever possible to pen new ideas. Ruin Mist Chronicles begin when the Elf Queen sends the warrior elf lord, Seth, on a journey to the lands of Man. Legend says that the races have been divided for hundreds of years and there are few survivors among the brother races. In Keeper Martin's Tale, you embark on the unfolding of the first path through the histories of Ruin Mist. This is a deep epic fantasy ostensibly chronicled by Keeper Martin, head of lore keepers."

"Somewhere along the way, I developed pages and pages of history for the fantastic realms I was creating. To date, there are over 1,000 pages of history and this history spills over into the writing often. I suspect the history will grow ever larger in time and be lost amongst the clutter of my office one day, which is perhaps as best as it should be."
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