Robert A. Kingsley is a Dutch- Canadian author who currently works and lives in Europe. He works out of the magical city of Amsterdam as an independent ICT consultant. Robert has a son and a daughter, both talented professionals in their own right, and is grandfather to two wonderful grandchildren.
Robert started this blog as an outlet for the information his research yields on the Pacific War and especially on the seldom published and little known Netherlands East Indies Campaign of 1941 and 1942. In a continuing series of posts, he highlights those people who have made a significant contribution to the Allied war effort in those parts, often at the cost of their lives, and who are in his eyes the “Forgotten Heroes” of that period.
Robert has published a number of books.
In September 2014, after several years of intensive research, he has published “The Odyssey”, the first volume of “The Java Gold”. This multi-part historical fiction story will take the reader all over the world and through half a century of recent history.
In this series Robert has combined his life-long interest in aviation and military history (especially World War 2) with local, on-site knowledge he has gathered during his travels all over the world as an international ICT consultant.
The first two volumes of “The Java Gold” are largely set in the former Dutch East Indies. Not many books have been written about the turbulent post war years in that area and especially Indonesia. The Japanese invasion, the post-war struggle for independence and the general unrest in South East Asia serve as a fascinating background to the story.
The idea for the book was born during a “steak and beer” dinner in a California micro-brewery. Robert had just come across a number of highly intriguing facts and events that had happened in Indonesia during and after the 2nd world war.
“I could write a thriller around them”, he said and one of his closest friends dared him to do so.
And he did…. (see ” About The Books”)
In 2016, he joined a truly intercontinental team of authors cooperating in a project called “Pearl Harbor and more…” This anthology, published on November 1, 2016, offers a collection of eight different short stories to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor, then 75 years ago and the outbreak of the great Pacific war. (See “About The Books”)
When his time is not taken up by his consulting business, he travels and does research for future book projects. He publishes more “literary” oriented content on https://robertkingsleysblog.wordpress.com/
Read more about Robert Kingsley in this author interview https://mercedesfoxbooks.com/meet-author-robert-kingsley/