Joshua Robertson

Joshua Robertson is an award-winning author in fantasy fiction. Robertson is also a Licensed Master Social Worker, who received his degree from Wichita State University. He has worked with children and families for the past fifteen years in a variety of unique venues: a residential behavior school, a psychiatric treatment facility, and the child welfare system. He has functioned as a supervisor, an educator, a behavior specialist, and a therapist during his career. Mr. Robertson has presented trainings for hundreds of professionals and military personnel on topics that include child abuse and neglect, human trafficking, strengthening the parent and child relationships, and the neurobiological impact of trauma.

You may recognize him as the dude whose dragons were said to destroy George R.R. Martin’s and Christopher Paolini’s dragons in a very biased Twitter poll. His first novel, Melkorka, was released in 2015, and he has been writing fantasy fiction like clockwork ever since. Known most for his Thrice Nine Legends Saga, Robertson enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following of readers.

He currently lives in North Carolina with his better half and his horde of goblins.

Archived Radio / Podcast Appearances

Red River Radio Interview, March 27, 2018
Writing the Anti-Hero, Statesville Comic Con, 2018
Writing a Fantasy Book: From Concept to Story, Shelby Comic Con, 2018
Become a Published Writer: Concept to Under Contract, Wizard World, 2018

iCreate Daily Interview, December 9, 2017
The Writer’s Edge: Indie vs Traditional Publishing Showdown, November 9, 2017
Horror Panel with Dan Wells and Brett A. Brooks, QuestCon, October 21, 2017 
The Writer’s Edge: Developing Prolific Writing Prowess, September 28, 2017
The Writer’s Edge: Advanced Author Platform, May 25, 2017
Stories on Creativity – May 19, 2017
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast – April 10, 2017

Coffee Break Interview with Joe Compton, April 6, 2017
Altered Realm Radio Interview, March 23, 2017
Author First Radio Feature, March 21, 2017

How Far We Have Come In Fantasy, March 20, 1017
Speak Up Talk Radio Network, March 17, 2017
Interview on Backporch Writer, March 16, 2017
Facebook Live Reading
, March 15, 2017
Interview on the Glen and Dean Show, March 13, 2017
The Writer’s Edge: Making Villains, December 16, 2016
Holiday Marketing and Sales, November 19, 2016
The Writer’s Edge: Creating Character Arcs, November 17, 2016
What Publishers Look For In A Good Book, October 31, 2016
The Writer’s Edge: Book Covers, October 20, 2016
The Writer’s Edge: Publishing Tracts, September 15, 2016
GoIndieNow: Book Covers Panel, August 20, 2016
The Writer’s Edge: Marketing Tips, August 18, 2016

Spun Today Podcast, August 10, 2016
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast, April 2016

Previous Professional Trainer

Love and Logic
How To Avoid a Jerk(ette)
Domestic Violence and Impact on Children
Dads: The Basics
De-escalation Strategies
Anger Management / Stress Management
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Trauma and Therapy with Young Children
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Strengthening Attachment with Parents and Children
DSM 5 – Overview, Considerations, and Treatment
Child Abuse/Neglect – Intake, Investigation, Assessment
Human Trafficking
Working to Keep Families Together
Parent Coaching (adapted from Dr. Beyer’s Visit Coaching)
Non-Violent Prevention Intervention Trainer, June 2009 – September 2012

Featured Articles / Blog Posts

Professional Affiliations

Fantasy Faction, Writer
Independent Book Publishers Association, Member
The Phoenix Quill Writing Group, Administrator
Support Indie Authors, Sponsor
The Writer’s Edge, Facilitator
B2B Cyber Convention & Book Expo, Collaborator

Published Articles

Interview with R.A. Salvatore, Fantasy Faction
Interview with Brian Rathbone, Fantasy Faction
Interview with Brett A. Brooks, Fantasy Faction
Interview with Josh Vogt, Fantasy Faction
Not All Those Who Wander are Lost – What Does It Mean?, Fantasy Faction
Angela Bole, IBPA Interview, Fantasy Faction
Scott Oden’s A Gathering of Ravens Review, Fantasy Faction
The Writer’s Plague, Fantasy Faction
Books Do Not Sell Without Covers, Fantasy Faction
New Year’s Resolutions for Authors, OWS Literary Journal
How to Craft a Monster, OWS Literary Journal