Amber Royer_Web_About

Amber Royer writes fun science fiction involving chocolate, aliens, lovesick AIs, time travel, and more.  She teaches enrichment/continuing education creative writing classes for both teens and adults at UT Arlington.  She was the official NaNoWribrarian for two years during the development of NaNo’s Young Writer’s Program and helped design the original curriculum materials. She spent roughly five years as a youth librarian, where she organized two teen writers’ groups and three teen writing contests, which resulted in several teens finding mentorships with published authors.  In addition to self-publishing two cookbooks (co-authored with her husband), she has published a number of non-fiction articles for print and on-line publications.




Highlights Foundation, Chautaqua, New York
Chautauqua Writing Experience · 2010

University of Texas at Arlington, Continuing Education Department, Arlington, Texas
Web Design Courses · 54 CEUs · Spring 2002 – Spring 2004

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Youth Librarianship · MLIS 2004 · Academic Certificates Storytelling, Youth Services
  Paper Why a Mouse? nominated for Lis and Phillip turner Student Paper Award, Dec 2002

Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
English/Interior Design Minor/ · BA 2000 · Certificate Creative Writing



Royer, Amber.  Column.  Dave’s Garden.  2011-present
  Column where I write about gardening, cooking, crafting and herbs.

Royer, Amber and Jacob.  I Can Can wIth Herbs. Golden Tip Press.  2014.
Royer, Amber and Jacob.  There are Herbs in My Chocolate.  Golden Tip Press.   2013.
  Two Self-Published Cookbooks that highlight my nonfiction interests.

Royer, Amber.  Tastes of a Tropical Farm.  Appleseeds Magazine.  January 2012, p. 18-19.
  Article for children’s magazine.

Royer, Amber.  The Incredible, Edible Tree.  Oddessy Magazine.  April 2011, p. 39-41.
Article for children’s science magazine.

Royer, Amber.  Various Articles.  E-How.  2011.
 Articles on crafting.

Royer, Amer.  Book Reviews.  Fresh Fiction.  2010-2011.
Reviews of both non-fiction and fiction.

Royer, Amber.  A Walk Through Dandylyon’s Garden.  Golden Tip Press.  2010.
  Self-published book highlighting my crafting and gardening interests.

Royer, Amber.  Stump the Librarian Column/Virtual Library for NaNoWriMo YWP.  November 2006, 2007.
  Column where I answered reference questions relating to the plots of students participating in the Young Writer’s Program.  Content no longer live.

Royer, Amber.  Murder By the Book.  Produced by the Comedy Killers, June 2005.
Royer, Amber.  Curse of the Pink Planters.  Produced by the Comedy Killers, April 2004.
Two farcical murder mystery plays produced by a professional theater company.

Royer, Amber.  The Live Trap.  Byline Magazine, May 2002, p. 20, 4 p.
  A short story wherein a woman must come to terms with her friend’s death and help three orphaned children become a part of her family.


Contest Placings

The Fear of Falling received third place in the young adult category of the North Texas RWA Great Expectations Contest in 2008.

Chasing the Dog Star took honorable mention in the young adult category of the Golden Triangle Writer’s Guild contest in 2001.

The Live Trap won the short story category of the Golden Triangle Writer’s Guild contest in 2001.



Founding member Saturday Night Write.  Current member Writer’s Bloc.

Past member SCBWI, RWA, Denton Writers Critique Group, Golden Triangle Writer’s Guild, The Writer’s League of Texas.



Teaching Testimonials

Stevens, Chris.  Publishing a Cookbook: A Journey.  Padoozles, November 2014.
  A student from one of my classes relates how the course inspired her to keep writing.


Winner of the Etsy Fort Worth February Upcycle This! Craft Challenge. February 2012.
  Our crafting business won their contest for best crafting tutorial using a specific recycled item.


Barack, Lauren.  Pen Ultimate.  School Library Journal, September 2009.
  Lauren interviewed ne about the role I played as the official librarian for the NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s Program.