Reader Beware. A New Thriller in Germany.

Royce Buckingham, well known in Germany for his urban and medieval fantasy story-telling, gives readers something entirely different with September’s release of Kaltgestellt (U.S. Title: Impasse, St Martin’s Press)

Kaltgestellt von Royce Scott Buckingham
Kaltgestellt von Royce Scott Buckingham

The two-time best selling author applied his legal expertise to tell a tale, part legal/part adventure thriller of washed up 40-year old lawyer Stu Stark who’s law partner sends him on a one-week trip to the Alaskan wilderness to rediscover his manhood. But after a horrible week, Stu realizes that no one is coming back for him. Dying, Stu is found by a grizzled old hunter who informs him that winter has set in, and they’re not going anywhere for a while. Presumed dead, life goes on back in Stu’s hometown in ways Stu couldn’t even begin to imagine…

Als Staatsanwalt Stu Stark den wichtigsten Fall seiner Karriere verliert, wird er fristlos entlassen. Um sein angeschlagenes Ego aufzupolieren, lässt er sich auf einen Trip durch Alaskas Wildnis ein. Was wie ein Abenteuer beginnt, entwickelt sich schnell zum Albtraum – denn nach einer Woche wird er nicht am vereinbarten Treffpunkt abgeholt. Man hat ihn im eisigen Polarklima zurückgelassen, wo ihm schon bald der Tod droht. Seine einzige Rettung ist ein alter Jäger, der ihn über den Winter bei sich aufnimmt. Für den ehemaligen Anwalt beginnt ein beinhartes Überlebenstraining, das er nutzen will, um sich an denjenigen zu rächen, die ihn verraten haben …


Take a Month to Save a Year: My Advice to Writers at the 2016 PNWA Conference

I just had the opportunity to speak to a room full of people who, like me, love to write. I spoke at the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association’s annual conference which feels like a homecoming of sorts since I first attended in 1996 as an aspiring writer. My career has come a long way in 20 years – 11 published books and counting – so I was excited to share some time-saving tips with my audience. Special thanks to PNWA for including me as a presenter this year!

Here’s the great group of folks who attended the presentation, “Take a Month to Save a Year”. 

royce at pnwa 2016

Some of them have asked if I would share my notes with them , so I have attached my outline below. Enjoy!

Royce Buckingham_Take a Month to Save a Year_PNWA 2016

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.


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