Well of Sorrows
Benjamin Tate (Joshua Palmatier)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
7pm – 8pm
Book Reading and Signing
An epic tale of a continent on the brink of war, and a deadly magic that waits to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Colin Harten and his parents had fled across the ocean to escape the Family wars in Andover. But trouble followed them and their fellow refugees to this new land, forcing them to abandon the settled areas and head into unexplored territory-the sacred grounds of a race of underground dwellers and warriors. It was here that they would meet their doom. Driven to the borders of a dark forest, they were attacked by mysterious Shadow creatures who fed on life force. Only Colin survived to find his way to the Well of Sorrows-and to a destiny that might prove the last hope for peace in this troubled land.
Publisher: Daw Books, division of Penguin
Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Pre-Order Well of Sorrows from Amazon and get it signed on September 16, 2010 at Africa House, 50 Washington Avenue, Endicott, NY.
Professor of Mathematics
A finalist for the Baltimore Science Fiction Society's Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award in 2007.
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.