John Royce is a writer and horseman who was born in California and grew up in Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas/Austin, where he started the school’s first Equestrian Club and organized a national intercollegiate show jumping competition.
Work in systems implementation brought Mr. Royce to Boston in the mid-90’s, where the colorful old city sparked a passion for history that inspired The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy. Today Mr. Royce works to finish the trilogy, and to connect with readers and fans of history and horses.
"The Golden Spark" continues the award-winning story of a young horsewoman's journey back in time. This 2nd book of 'The Legend of the Great Horse' trilogy follows Meagan's adventures through the European Renaissance to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Winner of the 2012 Written Arts Award for best Science Fiction/Fantasy, Summer 2011 IP Highlighted Title. (Ages 14 to Adult)
"Eclipsed by Shadow" is the award-winning 1st volume of "The Legend of the Great Horse" trilogy, a time-travel adventure about a young woman lost in history ... with only the knowledge of modern horsemanship to help her survive. Recommended by Library Journal; Winner of the Eric Hoffer Award for Young Adult Fiction, and the Mom's Choice Award (Gold) for best family-friendly Young Adult Fantasy.