About Robby Silk
My name is Robby Silk, a native Washingtonian, born and raised in suburbs of Maryland, and currently where I still reside with my beautiful wife, son, and daughter. As a kid, I spent most of my time participating in team sports, and when I wasn't playing sports or hanging out with my friends I would spend hours adventuring in the woods. Since then I've always maintained a passion for exploring nature which I try to share with my children.
Born into a Catholic home I attended St. Bernadette's Catholic School and went to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Upon graduating in 2003 I attended Frostburg State University where I played football as a wide receiver and graduated in 2008 with a B.S. degree in Information Systems.
Throughout my school years, there was always an interest in writing, but it wasn't until after my senior season in college ended that I started to explore writing again. It took a while, but there was a moment, four years earlier, during my senior year of high school when my English professor pulled me aside one day and planted a seed that I never forgot. He told me that I had a natural talent to write and express myself, and though I didn't realize it then his words stayed with me and had a great impact.
When I graduated college there was void in my life with both my football and school career being over. While a professional career was always on the horizon I needed something more, and during this time I attempted to write a novel. It was horrible and I barely got started before realizing I needed to learn how to write a good book.
The pen and pencil were put down and replaced with classic books and rich worlds. I read everything J.R.R. Tolkien related and just expanded from there in every direction. I started doing photography, then I started a blog (The Philosophical Photographer), and just started honing my craft over those following six years. I built a new foundation for myself, and with my lovely wife, children, and supporting family I began a new novel.
This decision proved to be one of the hardest most arduous journeys I have ever embarked on. I spent over three years working on my novel using it as a study and learning my strengths and weakness. There was nothing glamorous about this journey, but I was able to learn so much about writing through this long process. The novel is still a work in progress, but a new passion crept into my life as my children began to get older.
Though early into my career, I wanted to create and share something with my children that I could use to bond with them, and thus my adventure series with RJ the Mouse was born. My goal in life is to inspire as many people as I can and especially the minds of young children. I believe that if more people can follow their dreams the world will be a better place for. As a father, these are the life lessons that I want to teach and show my children.