About Robert Kingett

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I steal rainbow tinged cookies from unsuspecting glittering cats in my spare time.

From about Robert in his own words.

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Robert Kingett is a totally blind author and essayist. He writes fiction and nonfiction but used to wear other hats.

Kingett writes Romance fiction and personal essays but still occasionally blogs

Kingett does a lot of other things such as events and more.

Even though Kingett publishes many short stories alongside editing anthologies he always makes time to read a book or check out a podcast. He loves audio books, fiction podcasts, and movies and TV shows with audio description.

Kingett has Cerebral Palsy, CP, in addition to his blindness. He’s had both ever since he was a baby. He has Retinopathy of prematurity, commonly referred to as ROP. Even though he is ambulatory, his cerebral palsy makes it difficult to walk long distances or to stand for lengthy periods of time, which is probably why writing fell right into his lap!

Kingett is proudly gay and also proudly disabled. Kingett does stutter which is why emails are a better way to get in touch with him than a phone call.

Kingett loves listening to audiobooks, fiction podcasts, and RPG Podcasts. He identifies as a queer man and or a gay man, interchangeably. He also identifies as a disabled person rather than a person with a disability. He believes person first language will never identify him accurately.

Kingett was born in Islip, New York. He grew up in Saint Augustine FL and attended the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, FSDB. At an early age, he discovered that writing was an adaptive tool to combat his speech disability so he thought, I should harness this. Make my writing muscle stronger. So, he just kept writing, and writing!

Even though he has a speech disability he still loves to present at a wide array of venues, including charity events and literary events. He also does keynote speaking, including motivational speaking. At literary readings, he usually asks for a reader due to his disabilities.

Kingett describes himself as a very weird person. He loves Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream over chocolate ice cream, and he especially loves very dark humor and dark comedy. He loves stealing unicorn shaped cookies from rainbow tinged cookie jars and tap dancing kittens.

He loves networking with other minority authors, especially authors with disabilities and writers who identify as a member of the LGBT+ community. If that’s you, send him an email!

Some recent updates.

Here’s a sneak peak of recent updates. This isn’t a comprehensive list of updates. See all updates or check out the site map.

  1. Read free stuff or pay what you want
  2. On TTS audio description
  3. Gig publishing is clogging up the indie publishing space.
  4. All 2023 highlights.
  5. Maybe we should SMS again.
  6. Royalty statement 2023
  7. Getting started with static site generators with a screen reader.
  8. Two new books to buy from me.
  9. Pass the Salt
  10. How to Save the World- The Compassiviste Anthology: Volume One: Visions for Peace
  11. Introducing the BOOK
  12. Finally, there’s a comic book store for the blind.
  13. We need bad representation in books.
  14. How to sync Lire with Miniflux
  15. Audio fiction has some dashingly free art!
  16. Artificial Divide Buzz
  17. We need less objective journalism
  18. How to block AI narrators on Audible.
  19. Appreciating spelling and grammar mistakes as a writer and reader.
  20. Replacing apps for websites
  21. Instead of comments, reply to me.
  22. Why I fear success and hype.
  23. A Deserving Conference
  24. Library spotlight: Queer Liberation Library.
  25. Author visit details.