Jaynie Royal has been writing all her life. Growing up in Southeast Asia provided a fruitful backdrop for the dramatic, and instilled in Jaynie the fascination with cross-cultural colonial exchanges that informs her present novel currently underway.
Her first novel has been shoved into the back of a dusty drawer – the appropriate place for such, according to Stephen King, an assessment with which Jaynie wholeheartedly agrees. Her second novel, Killing the Bee King, was a decade in the making and the end result of an exciting archaeological expedition searching for the vessels lost in the Battle of Trafalgar. This work of political espionage, set in 1801 Paris and London, was Regal House’s inaugural publication.
Jaynie is currently working on her next novel, set in Southeast Asia during the late eighteenth century. This story line revolves around the European battle for supremacy of the spice trade, a topic of particular interest to Jaynie given her extended residence in Malaysia and Singapore during her younger years.