Joshua Palmatier is a fantasy author with a PhD in mathematics. He has had six books published with DAW--the "Throne of Amenkor" trilogy, the "Well of Sorrows" series (written as Benjamin Tate), and Shattering the Ley (released in July 2014). His short stories have appeared in Close Encounters of the Urban Kind, Beauty Has Her Way, River, and the soon-to-be-released Apollo's Daughters. He co-edits anthologies with fellow fantasy author Patricia Bray, including After Hours: Tales From The Ur-Bar and The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity from DAW, and Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs Aliens and the forthcoming Temporally Out Of Order from the small press he founded called Zombies Need Brains LLC. Find out more about him online at www.joshuapalmatier.com and www.benjamintate.com, or friend him on Facebook or Twitter (@bentateauthor).