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A thesis on insanity, or the Voices in my head

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Joshua Palmatier
4 January 1972
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Friending Policy: Feel free to friend me. Just beware that I will most likely friend you back!

Linking Policy: You may link to any of my LJ entries as often as you feel like.


Bio: I am now a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor at the College at Oneonta, part of the State University of New York system, after teaching two years at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. I got my PhD in mathematics from Binghamton University in 2005.

I also write fantasy novels, and have sold 4 books to DAW--one trilogy and a single novel, the first part of a new trilogy. The first novel of the trilogy, THE SKEWED THRONE, was released on January 3, 2006. The second novel is called THE CRACKED THRONE and was released on November 7, 2006 in hardcover. The third novel, THE VACANT THRONE, came out on January 3, 2008, in hardcover and has recently been released in paperback. Find it at your local bookstore! Or order online at one of the links below.

The Skewed Throne was a finalist for the Baltimore Science Fiction Society's Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award for best first novel of 2006! It's competition was composed of "Her Majesty's Dragon" by Naomi Novik (which won), "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch, and "Sojourn" by Jana G. Oliver. Pretty good company, I'd say.

Writing-Related Posts: I also post regular posts about writing. Some posts that you might find helpful that I've done in the past relate to a few projects to help writers with queries and plot synopses for their submissions packets. These are either thoughts by published writers on the subjects, or (mostly) actual queries or plot synopses that the writers used that WORKED, that got the book published.

Query Project

Plot Synopsis Project I

Plot Synopsis Project II


If you're an Official Minion of Joshua Palmatier, you may be interested in the merchandise over at Cafe Press with the official Official Minion of Joshua Palmatier logo, seen here:

Feel free to snag the icon for your general use online (icons, put it on your webpage, etc). Or check out what's available at Cafe Press!


I should mention that I'm an associate of Amazon.com and an affiliate of Mysterious Galaxy. All proceeds I get from either source are used to fund the free books I give away on occasion here at the blog.

The Skewed Throne (Hardcover):

Currently out of print, although I do have copies available at $15 a piece.

Please contact me at jpalmatier@sff.net if you're interested.

The Skewed Throne (Paperback): [Amazon; Mysterious Galaxy]

The Cracked Throne (Hardcover):

Currently out of print, although I do have copies available at $15 a piece.

Please contact me at jpalmatier@sff.net if you're interested.

The Cracked Throne (Paperback): [Amazon; Mysterious Galaxy]

The Vacant Throne (Hardcover): [Amazon; Mysterious Galaxy]

The Vacant Throne (Paperback): [Amazon; Mysterious Galaxy]

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