Director of Literary Initiatives
Jaynie Royal, Director of The Regal House Initiative, is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Pact Press, Fitzroy Books, and Regal House Publishing. While Jaynie’s academic background is in history and archaeology, she has long nursed a passion for literature. After spending many years navigating the publishing industry, Jaynie decided to start a new enterprise that invested deeply, meaningfully and significantly in its authors: Regal House Publishing. Since, Regal has grown to encompass two imprints: Pact Press and Fitzroy Books.
Jaynie has been previously employed as Director of a preschool academy and is a passionate advocate of bringing literary and educational workshops, programs, and opportunities to under-served youth. Having spent her own childhood and young adult years in Southeast Asia, attending International schools with children from a variety of ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds, Jaynie is a fierce proponent of the power, strength, and value of diversity.