After Heidi’s Pick Six, which was a lot of fun, I’m now stopping at Joshua Palmatier’s blog for the day, where he’ll post an interview with me that he did.
I recently read Joshua’s The Cracked Throne, which I thought was fantastic (pun intended). You can read a review here.
So, here’s the scoop on Joshua:
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 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 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 sequel, The Cracked Throne was published in 2006, and The Vacant Throne will soon follow. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org