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Jonathan Royce is an individual with many talents. He has worked professionally as a model, writer and commercial actor. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a BA in English. His first professional writing gig came as a part time sports reporter for a paper covering the local high school varsity sports scene. Undeterred by the need to provide for his young family, Jonathan continued to write recreationally while bar tending and waiting in local establishments. Detective Dwayne Drake and the Case of the Alphabet Thief is his first children's book. He hopes to continue his Detective Dwayne Drake series with the upcoming Case of the Mathematical Misfit.
Working as an after school program leader, coaching occasionally, substitute teaching and mentoring as a day camp counselor were the part time jobs that lead Jonathan to the realization he should be an Educator. While back in school obtaining his teaching certification Jonathan began writing his first children's book.
Along with dealing with ADD and Dyslexia as a student and getting and knowing the importance of literacy in his own education, Jonathan credits his lovely wife and children for inspiring him to introduce a multicultural protagonist for early readers, Detective Dwayne Drake. In his first caper, "Detective Dwayne Drake and The Case of The Alphabet Thief" (2012), Jonathan Royce engages the youngest of readers in a quest to help Detective Dwayne succeed in his investigative drive for alphabetical discovery.
Due to the overwhelming support of his fans, junior sleuths are thrilled to know that Detective Dwayne Drake plans a return in late 2013. Detective Dwayne Drake asks his youngest admirers to put on their arithmetic hats and help him solve his next challenge, "The Case of the Mathematical Misfit"!