Chaz Collard is a Salt Lake Community College student who has written two e-books under the pen name of ‘Royal.’
Royal has written one children’s novel and one novel for adults. The name of the children’s book is Collectors of Timbre. It is a chapter book that is designed for kids ages six to 14. This first book was published by Lulu Press Publications, which is an online publisher.
“I like writing children’s books because I can let my imagination run wild,” says Royal.
The book has received positive reviews for their creativity and writing style.
For his second book, Royal opened up Global Conqueror Press and Publications, his own digital press.
Royal titled his second book Jitters, which he says is written for adults, not kids. It was released on Jan. 23, 2012.
“I was able to be even more wild and crazy with the second book,” says Royal.
Jitters takes place entirely in a coffee shop.
The novel is about a college-aged man who lives in California where he attends Cal Berkley. He enters a coffee shop named Jitters and finds the answers to his dreams in a cup of coffee. The man also inherits quite a few of problems such attracting diverse people into the coffee shop.
“Each chapter is a play on the controversial issues of the last year or two, such as political issues,” says Royal. “I found writing for adults can be freer because I did not have to censor myself. I was able to write about topics I think about such as drugs and sex.”
Royal was 17 when he started writing manuscripts. His first book was released when he was 19. He is now 22.
Royal is having some success with his books but business is slow moving because he is still a relatively unknown author.
“This is one of the harder aspects, but it’s also one of the more entertaining parts,” says Royal.
Writing is something Royal has always enjoyed. He used to skip English in high school and go to the park and write. Much of his high school education was completed online.
“It seems like my whole life has been online since I was sixteen,” says Royal.
Royal is studying marketing and advertising at Salt Lake Community College.
“These are good to know if I want to sell my books,” says Royal.
Royal’s books can be found on Kindle, the iBookstore and Nook. You can also visit his website, www.royalisinyourhead.com.