Once upon a Bio...
For some strange reason, I've decided to join the #PitchWars festivities- complete with a #PimpMyBio. Why? It sounds like fun!
Born in the heart of West Virginia, Royce 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 develop his young imagination. A kind-hearted teacher in Junior High School took his first "manuscript" home for the summer and painstakingly read through pages and pages of violent, poorly written L. Sprague de Camp-esque combat scenes. She returned it the following school year with the classic red ink - a plethora of suggestions and encouragement that fueled his desire to write. A word processor, a gift from his grandparents, became the source of many tall tales which unfortunately never left the realm of the 3.5-inch floppy disks. Those tales, and the disks they were stored upon, faded into the digital oblivion of lost ideas.
|USS Mississippi (CGN-40)|
Royce later joined the Navy, serving on the USS Belknap (CG-26), the USS Mississippi (CGN-40) and at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. (Some of his Adventures in the Navy can be found here) After a brief career in sales, he went back to school via a cooperative partnership program between Marshall University and Saint Mary's Nursing School. Royce is a Registered Nurse in Charleston, WV at one of the largest hospital systems in the region.
Royce lives near Charleston, WV with his wife Carolyn and their menagerie of fur babies.
|Say Hi to Sangria|
Royce's interests/hobbies include:
- Brewing Beer & Mead
- Drumming (Djembes & Doumbeks)
- Festivals (Nature, Pagan, "Hippy" www.wisteria.org )
- As Stephen King says “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write..."
- My Book Reviews are posted here
- Favorites Include:
- The Martian
- Most Star Trek Films
- Star Wars (All) Yes...I said all
- The Last Starfighter (cheesy I know)
- Die Hard (Favorite Christmas movie)
- The list goes on and on and on...