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William Robert Stanek is the author of more than 50 #1 bestsellers. 20 million people have read his work, with translations and foreign editions available in over 150 countries worldwide. The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches, was on's Kids & YA Top 10 list for 180 consecutive weeks.

   His 250th book was published in 2020. In his long, distinguished career, he's written for Simon & Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, Pearson, Microsoft, O'Reilly, and other publishers. He was also a columnist for PC Magazine and Dr. Dobbs. After high school, he joined the military to see the world and has lived in Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and many parts of the United States. He served two combat tours in the Gulf War as a combat flyer.

   William Robert Stanek'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: A Reading and Selection Guide, and other fine publications and periodicals. Learn more at,, and