Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Roy became an Illinois transplant in 1966 after serving in the military and attending the University of Minnesota. He has work experience in the trucking industry, charter bus driving, and 22 years as a public high school teacher. Roy has a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Technology from Illinois State University.

He has taught advanced wood working, graphic arts, Social Studies, and was a yearbook advisor for thirteen years. In retirement Roy started writing Christian fiction and non-fiction. He has a published novel, Because He Cares, a three book series on Jason’s Promise, several published articles, and more projects pending.

Roy is married to his wife, Jan, and lives in Princeton, IL. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.