About Robert Kerns
Oh, goodness…you want to know more about me? That’s both intimidating and humbling.
Please, bear with me; I’ve always been the shy, quiet kid who tried very much never to be noticed. The whole ‘creating a public persona to help readers connect with me’ is a very new concept to me, and breaking habits decades in the making is never easy.
Fun Fact: I have an incorrigible, off-beat sense of humor. I find something amusing in almost every situation…even when it’s very inappropriate to do so (like a funeral).
I love Information Technology (IT), and you can find copious evidence of this among My Thoughts. As technology continues to advance and expand, there’s no way for a person to be a generalist and have any level of in-depth knowledge; my preferences in IT are Systems (i.e. servers) and Networks. It’s been on my mind for a while to make my own NAS using FreeNAS and a couple computers I have that aren’t being used.
I started working in IT in 2002, but I’ve been helping people with computers since high school.
I started writing during the summer between my Junior and Senior years of high school, and I haven’t looked back. If you’d like to read the full story of how I came to try writing, it’s published under the title, “Why I Write.”
I spent twenty years studying and practicing my craft before I pursued publication, and by that time, the independent author movement had exploded. I’ve been very glad I didn’t have to wade through any slush piles. 🙂
About Knightsfall Press
I founded Knightsfall Press in 2017 when I finished the initial manuscript of “Awakening” to be the publishing company for my novels. The name “Knightsfall” goes back over twenty years for me. Back in the day, there was a Civilization-style game from Microprose by the name of Master of Magic; for all intents and purposes, it was Civilization set in a traditional fantasy world. Every time I played that game, I always named my capital “Knightsfall.” Don’t ask me the why of that, though; if I ever had a specific reason, it has long since been lost to the mists of time.
My goal and intent with Knightsfall Press is to publish stories of sufficient quality–both in the story and the actual product–that are equal to or better than what is published by Traditional Publishing. If someone is ever surprised that I’m an indie author, I’ll call that a ‘win.’