Michael Royea received a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and Fine Art in 1991 from Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec and a Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology in 1994 from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1991 he attended an archaeological field school at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, then returned in subsequent years as a field assistant. He began teaching part-time at Bishop’s in September 1995 and continues to the present. He created a minors course in archaeology, developed several new courses. Michael also introduced travel courses, first to the American Southwest and then to Greece. He is currently putting the finishing touches on another novel, a work of historical fiction concerning the world of gladiators in the 1st century AD, as well as a companion travel guide to other ancient cultures in the American southwest.