Rob(ert) Kent



photo by Jessica Holman

My name is Rob Kent and I am a middle grade ninja. Hi-ya and what have you.

I'm the author of the middle grade novels Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees, and Banneker Bones and the Alligator People (coming soon).

Under the name Robert Kent, I write horror stories for older readers. I'm the author of the young adult novel All Together Now: A Zombie Story, the serial horror novel for adults, The Book of David, and the novellas All Right Now: A Short Zombie Story and Pizza Delivery

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana University and I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I'm a member of a wonderful writers group called the YA Cannibals and I teach classes at the Indiana Writers Center.

I have an out-of-all-reasonable-proportion love for Batman, an out-of-all-reasonable-proportion hatred for the writer Ayn Rand, I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world, and we're raising a little boy who also likes Batman.

Click here to see me face my own 7 Questions.

If you're curious to know my thoughts on grammar or punctuation (why wouldn't you be!?!), check out the Middle Grade Ninja Press Official Style Guide. Below are some interviews and "bonus features" for each of my books:


INTERVIEWS 


An Interview for All Together Now: A Zombie Story at Anniki's Bookcase 

An Interview for All Together Now: A Zombie Story at Creating Serenity

An Interview for All Together Now: A Zombie Story at Falling Leaflets

An Interview for All Together Now: A Zombie Story at Horror Web

An Interview for All Together Now: A Zombie Story at The Bibliophilic Book Blog

An Interview for All Together Now: A Zombie Story at The Bookie Monster

An Interview for All Together Now: A Zombie Story at Where Zombies Come to Read

An Interview for Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees at Falling Leaflets

An Interview for The Book of David at Ginger Nuts of Horror

An Interview for Games, Brrraaains and a Head-banging Life 








An Afterword for Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees     Part One     Part Two     Part Three 

Reviews, Interviews, and Guest Posts

On Diversity in Traditional Publishing

Book of the Week

A Pound of Flesh, No More, No Less: A Post About Editing

Rob or Robert (What's in a Name)?

Return to Middle Grade

Appendix






An Afterword for All Together Now: A Zombie Story     Part One    Part Two     Part Three 

Read the First 14 Chapters

Reviews, Interviews, and Guest Posts

Book of the Week: All Together Now: A Zombie Story

Cannibalism: A Post About Editing: Part One  Part Two

New Cover and Ninja Update

My Review of This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers/YA Zombie Discussion






A "Foreword" for All Right Now: A Short Zombie Story    Part One     Part Two  

The Cannibalization of All Right Now

Cover Reveal

All Finished Now




An Afterword for The Book of David    Part One   Part Two

An Open Letter to Stephen King

Reviews, Interviews, and Guest Posts

Author, Year Two

Author, Year Three

On Using Naughty Words in Fiction

On Conspiracy Theories and Flying Saucers

Funeral for a Friend (in which I discuss my failed novel)

On the Destructive Desire for Fame (And Ben Affleck)





An Afterword for Pizza Delivery

Hope Springs

The Making of My First Audiobook






5 comments:

  1. Dear Robert,
    I teach 6th grade Writing/Literature in an international school, and we are currently reading "Revolution is Not a Dinner Party" by Ying Chang Compestine (about a young girl's experiences in the Cultural Revolution). Think it's an extremely well-written book as a reflection on history and as a piece of literature. The students are quite wrapped with it. FYI, Cheers
    Natalie
    p.s. thanks for your blog! Great content :)

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  2. Dear Mr. Robert Kent,
    Thank you so much for writing this blog! I really enjoy it. I rated you as one of the "Best Blogs by Authors" on http://zoesdailynews.blogspot.com/2016/09/best-blogs-by-authors.html. You aren't required to do anything, I just wanted to let you know!

    Thanks again,
    Your Reader

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    1. Hi Zoe,
      Glad you dig the blog. Thanks for the recommend! Lots of great blogs on that list.

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  3. Dear Mr. Robert Kent,
    I really enjoy reading how people answer the 7 questions. I think some readers would really enjoy answering a special 7 questions designed for readers, replacing 'ideal client' with 'ideal agent' or 'ideal author.' I know I would!

    Thanks again,
    Your Reader

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  4. Hello, Mr. Kent.
    I found your name on a list of Indiana authors on Mike Mullin’s website. Along with my teaching duties, I just became the librarian at my academy. I am writing in hopes that you will donate some books to our library (signed or not). We would appreciate anything you can offer. Thank you for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Amanda Baker
    Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy
    10892 N. St. Rd. 140
    Knightstown, IN 46148

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