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.

A January 2019 interview is up at the Speculative Fiction Showcase. A 2017 Veterans Day interview is also available on the blog.

Upcoming Events:

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. 

Barnes & Noble  Kennewick, WA  February 15, 2020

Author appearance & signing, 12-2 PM.

NorWesCon 43  Seattle, WA  April 9-12, 2020

Military Track panelist and moderator, including demonstrations of Norse roundshield combat and close-quarters tomahawk.



Watch this space for additional news about 2020 appearances.