Royden (thus the R) has been a professional actor and Early Childhood teacher – all while being a proprietor of delectable tales. Royden is a product of Star Wars, Jim Henson, ninjas and Edward Gorey, with periods of subversive study of the Loch Ness Monster. Fortunately, he’s matured into a serious, often dour gentleman who takes to sitting in dark rooms composing sonnets about the various uses of outdated footwear. He bemoans the fact that he’s lost his falsetto voice and thus can no longer imitate old ladies while phoning in take-out. He currently resides in Colorado, but at heart is a New Yorker. Royden is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.