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’s has two books with Saint Martin’s Press – 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 (The Glorious Six).
Royce’s next book is scheduled for release in 2021. The book’s working title is Monster Keeper.
In addition to writing books, Royce works as a prosecuting attorney. He is represented by Dystel, Goderich & Bourret and lives with his family in Bellingham, Washington.