The Author Bio

Welcome to the website of fantasy author Joshua Palmatier.

Joshua Palmatier was born in Coudersport, PA, but since his father was in the military he moved around. Alot. He's lived in the states of Pennsylvania (three times), Florida (twice), Washington, California (briefly), Virginia, Texas (twice), and now resides in upstate New York. He has spent the majority of his life so far going to school, earning a Bachelors of Science and a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University, followed by a PhD in mathematics from Binghamton University. He is currently teaching mathematics (what else) at the State University of New York--Oneonta, taught for two years at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, and taught for three years at Bloomsburg University while taking a break between his masters degree and the PhD.

Joshua started writing science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories in the eighth grade, when the teacher assigned a one page Twilight Zone-ish short story. He wrote a story about Atlantis. It was from the perspective of one of the inhabitants as he escaped in a spaceship, watching his world being destroyed by water from one of the viewports of the ship. He got an A. Joshua has never stopped writing since, mainly focusing on novels.

The Skewed Throne is Joshua's first published novel, but it's the fourth novel he's written. The sequels--The Cracked Throne and The Vacant Throne--are now finished and handed in, with The Vacant Throne set to be released in January 2008. He is currently hard at work on the start of a new series set in the same world as the Throne novels. The first book is called Well of Sorrows.


Read an excerpt from The Skewed Throne, book one of the Throne of Amenkor series.

Read an excerpt from The Cracked Throne, book two of the Throne of Amenkor series.

Read an excerpt from The Vacant Throne, book three of the Throne of Amenkor series.

If you'd like to contact Joshua, use the email: jpalmatier@sff.net.