Mr. Royce began his professional writing career with the Los Angeles production of his first full-length play, the romantic comedy A Fine Romance. He was hired as an Executive Story Editor for the series In the Heat of the Night and wrote for Murder, She Wrote and Diagnosis: Murder. In 2008, Mr. Royce was contracted to adapt Pierre Beaumarchais’ classic comedy La Folle Journee, the source material for The Marriage of Figaro. His play One Mad Day! premiered at the Norton Clapp Theatre to packed houses and rave reviews. The Road to Villa Page represents Mr. Royce’s first foray into non-fiction literature.
Mrs. Royce was the Executive Creative Consultant on In the Heat of the Night. Thirty-three episodes later, Mrs. Royce left the show and went on to write for Murder, She Wrote, Diagnosis: Murder and Colombo. Mrs. Royce became a full-time travel writer/photographer, contributing to magazines such as Orange Coast Magazine and Wine Spectator. The Road to Villa Page represents Mrs. Royce’s first foray into non-fiction literature.