Royce Buckingham is an American fantasy writer with an English degree from Whitman College and a Law degree from the University of Oregon. In 2006, Royce sold his first novel, the middle grade fantasy DEMONKEEPER, to Penguin, Putnam. His screenplay for DEMONKEEPER then sold to 20th Century Fox.
In his debut, Royce made reading lists, garnered good reviews, and hit the bestseller list overseas in Germany. DEMONKEEPER (DAMLICHE DAMONEN) sold over 100,000 copies for Random House, Penhaligon, who then commissioned a trilogy.
In the meantime, Royce wrote two more middle grade novels for Putnam—GOBLINS, and his ghost story, THE DEAD BOYS, which was a Junior Library Guild selection. THE DEAD BOYS won the 2014 Washington State Sasquatch Book Award and has been a nominee for state reading lists in Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Hampshire.
Royce worked with Saint Martin’s Press to publish a YA thriller, The Terminals, and an adventure thriller, Impasse, for adult readers.
Royce became a best-selling sensation a 2nd time in Germany with his first medieval fantasy trilogy, Die Kart der Welt (U.S. – Mapper). Mapper is available to U.S. readers on Amazon. Since then, Royce has produced two stand-alone medieval fantasies in Germany: Die Klinges des Waldes – Blanvalet (U.S. – Princess Assassin) and Die Glorreichen Sechs – Blanvalet (U.S. – The Glorious Six).
Royce’s next book, Monster Lawyer, is an urban fantasy due to be released in Germany in fall 2022. U.S. rights are available.
In addition to writing books, Royce works as an attorney and lives with his family in Bellingham, Washington.