Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in the half-developed suburbs of Katy, Texas. He spent most of his time playing on construction sites and in drainage ditches, which would explain a lot. His interest in writing came from hearing about the books his older brother was reading and then attempting to mimic them. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like a lot of its alumni, was unable to leave the charms of the city and resides there currently.
Robert Jackson Bennett deserves a huge audience - Brent Weeks, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Black Prism on City of Stairs The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists - Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of Oathbringer Does [City of Blades] live up to the Locus, World Fantasy, British Fantasy and GoodReads Choice Awards-nominated City of Stairs? Allow me to answer with an emphatic yes . . . Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the most talented authors writing in SFF today and this is his finest work to date - Fantasy-Faction on City of Blades In Foundryside, scriving magic is the cheat code to reality, and Bennett is a master gamer. A refreshing look at magic - featuring a heroine every reader will root for - from one of the smartest writers I know - Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Demon Cycle As a whole The Divine Cities is simply that, Divine. - SFFWorld on the Divine Cities trilogy Complex characters, magic that is tech and vice versa, a world bound by warring trade dynasties: Bennett will leave you in awe once you remember to breathe! - Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter Inventive, immersive, and thrilling, Foundryside is a fascinating look at how our best intentions can be corrupted - and how wickedly awesome and terrifying gravity belts can be. Do yourself a favor and pick this up - Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles Richly detailed and expertly plotted. A grand entertainment - Kirkus on City of Blades