Royce Sears


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 to 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 marks, suggestions, and encouragement that fueled his desire to write. (I still edit with a red pen, just to experience the nostalgia of that first "manuscript") 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.

He later joined the Navy, serving on the USS Belknap (CG-26), the USS Mississippi (CGN-40) and at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. After a brief career in sales, he went back to school at Marshall University, and is now a Registered Nurse in Charleston, WV at one of the largest hospital systems in the region. He attended and graduated from Saint Mary's School of Nursing and Marshall University.

Royce lives near Charleston, WV with his wife Carolyn, and their menagerie of fur babies.

More about Royce is available on his website.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is a joy in and of itself for me. Each time I sit down to write more of the story, my goal is to write a story that I would want to read, and hold myself to that standard with each development in the plot.
What's the story behind your latest book?
"The Elegance of Nature: Prophecies of the New World" started off as a short-story intended to do nothing but help me discover the nuances of writing for publication. It grew and blossomed into the beginnings of tale much longer than a short story could encompass. The characters took on a life of their own and told their story, and continue to tell their story, as the second novel in "The Elegance of Nature" series unfolds.
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"Prophecies of the New World" Official Trailer
Official Trailer for "Prophecies of the New World"-Book One-The Elegance of Nature Series

Armstrong Television's "Chapters" Interview with Eliot Parker
Royce discusses "Prophecies of the New World" on Armstrong Television's cable television show "Chapters" with Eliot Parker.


Prophecies of the New World-Second Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,350. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
An alien virus, accelerating evolution in wild and unpredictable ways has rendered humanity an endangered species, but an ancient prophecy, a Warrior of the People, and a prophetic vision may be the keys to healing both the human race and the planet. Explore a world where old magic and ancient prophecy shape the future in the first book of The Elegance of Nature Series.
The Key to Humanity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,390. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mahel, an agent of the advanced civilization responsible for creating the Human experiment and living among humans for over three hundred years, must face the challenges of protecting humanity as the closely guarded knowledge of the experiment becomes known to the enemies of the Varanian Empire and the Key to Humanity could be unleashed on the unsuspecting peoples of Earth.

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  • Lanterns In The Morning on Aug. 04, 2015

    An interesting and provocative storyline, but I found it difficult to follow.