In addition to fiction, Joseph Malik writes and lectures on advanced intelligence theory and asymmetric warfare for the U.S. military. He has worked as a stuntman, a high-rise window washer, a computational linguist, a touring rock musician, and a soldier in the United States Special Operations Command.
He has been a panelist and demonstrator at fantasy conventions including Norwescon and WorldCon, speaking as an expert in worldbuilding, linguistics, swordsmanship, hand to hand combat, and military tactics and strategy. He has also lectured on fantasy writing and independent publishing at schools and colleges across the Northwest.
His first novel, Dragon’s Trail, became a Kindle Top 100 Bestseller in four countries in 2017, reaching #1 in Epic Fantasy in the U.S., Australia, and Canada and #1 in Sword and Sorcery in the UK.
A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, Joseph Malik lives in the Pacific Northwest along with his wife and their two dogs. He serves in the U.S. Army Reserve and is a member of SFWA.
RadCon 8 Pasco, WA February 14-16, 2020
Panel events all weekend, including combat demonstrations, successful publishing strategies, and conlanging (creating fantasy languages). At 7 PM on Saturday, Feb 15, Joseph Malik will teach a class on employing celestial navigation on an alien planet. radcon.org
Barnes & Noble Kennewick, WA February 15, 2020
Author appearance & signing, 12-2 PM. facebook.com/BNKennewick
NorWesCon 43 Seattle, WA April 9-12, 2020
Military Track panelist and moderator, including demonstrations of Norse roundshield combat and close-quarters tomahawk. norwescon.org
Watch this space for additional news about 2020 appearances.