Royce is a newly published author, discovering the joys (and woes) of self publishing. Born in the heart of West Virginia, he dreamed of becoming a writer throughout his younger years and was always an avid reader. Starting out with an old and often temperamental typewriter, he wrote poems and stories that helped to develop his young imagination. A kind hearted teacher in Junior High School took his first "manuscript" home for the summer where she painstakingly read through pages and pages of poorly written L. Sprague de Camp-esque writing and returned it the next school year with the classic red marks, suggestions, and encouragement that fueled his desire to write.
He later joined the Navy, serving on the USS Belknap (CG-26), the USS Mississippi (CGN-40) and at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. After a brief career in sales, he went back to school at Marshall University, and is now a Registered Nurse in Charleston, WV at one of the largest hospital systems in West Virginia. He attended and graduated from Saint Mary's School of Nursing and Marshall University.
Royce lives near Charleston, WV with his wife Carolyn, and their menagerie of fur babies.