Walter Kerr (1915-1998) was a gentle, humorous man who doted over his children. In 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Army; eight days after his twins were born, he was shipped out to Germany to serve as a medic during the closing days of World War II. He had an interesting life: he won a restaurant in a poker game, moved his family into an apartment above the restaurant, and then shortly after lost the restaurant in another poker game. For many years he was a mail carrier in Denton, Texas. When his two children were very young, he loved to read them stories, but eventually he got bored with the same old ones, and starting making stories up. When his daughter had children of her own, she asked him to write down her favorite story, Sir Blunder. From 1971-1991, he wrote by hand the story, sending his daughter and later his oldest grandson each new chapter. In the course of writing the story, it greatly expanded and became a witty yet serious novel for adults. He always dreamed of seeing the story in print, but he died in 1998 before that happened. His oldest grandson eventually edited and published the manuscript; his great grand-daughter provided the cover illustrations.