Bio

R L Royle is a professional author based in Yorkshire, England.

Writing books from the age of seven, Rebecca swapped her pens and typewriters for a computer at the relatively late age of seventeen to pen what would turn out to be her first published novel, LUCY’S MONSTER, which was released through independent publishing house Dog Horn Publishing in 2006.

Following launch party coverage by OK! Magazine and being picked up on as ‘the one to watch’ in The Book and Magazine Collector, her debut novel received nationwide critical acclaim within the media and by its readership alike, picking up a New York agent along the way, and a serialised fiction commision in Morley Knowledge Magazine.

Just one year later, in a flurry of public readings, book signings and media exposure, her second published novel ELEVEN TERRIBLE MONTHS was released in hardback, again gaining critical acclaim and making Spirit & Destiny magazine’s Book of the Month.

In January of 2008, Rebecca sold everything she owned and left the UK to travel Asia, Europe and North America for nine months, taking leather books to record day-to-day journals of the adventures that were to change her profoundly and inspire future novels.

Upon her return to the UK, Rebecca set up independent creative writing courses that ran for two years, taking time out to settle into family life whilst enjoying inspiring fellow writers, earning places in the acknowledgments of Dean Crawford’s COVENANT and Adam Lowe’s TROGLODYTE ROSE.

In 2013, she ghostwrote her first non-fiction WWII book, BEING ERNEST, donating all proceeds to Overgate Hospice. The book received recognition from the Imperial War Museum in 2016 in the form of permanent retention in its archives, thus making the book available for study.

In 2015, Rebecca ghostwrote a second WWII book - this time as a professional client commission - entitled FROM A NEW ANGLE, which has since also been permanently retained and made available for study at the Imperial War Museum.

As well as penning a regular column for the new national print newspaper, The Happy News, Rebecca also occasionally writes reviews and articles for various publications, as well as providing copy-editing and proof reading services professionally. With a third fiction novel, WAVEMAKER, recently completed, work is now underway on Royle’s fourth fiction novel, FUTURE BOY.

Rebecca lives in Brighouse with her husband, Greg, and their children, Kathryn and Casper.

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