Joshua Palmatier is a writer with a PhD in mathematics. He was born in Pennsylvania, but has lived in numerous states over his life and currently resides in New York while teaching mathematics full-time at a university in Pennsylvania. The Skewed Throne is his first fantasy novel, in which a young girl, raised in the slums, is trained to be an assassin . . . and then is hired to kill the Mistress, the ruler of the Skewed Throne. But the Throne is waiting, and it's insane.