Robert W Chambers (1865-1933) was born in Brooklyn, New York.
His most famous book, THE KING IN YELLOW, was published in 1895.
During World War I he wrote war adventure novels, and war stories. After 1924 he devoted himself solely to writing historical fiction.
On July 12, 1898, he married Elsa Vaughn Moller. They had a son, Robert Edward Stuart Chambers.
Robert W. Chambers died on December 16, 1933, after having undergone intestinal surgery three days earlier.