Malkam is an aspiring author living in Three Oaks, MI, brewing beer by day and writing novels by night. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Malkam is proud to be a child of deaf adults (CODA), and a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts.
After joining the beverage industry in 2010, Malkam brews beer professionally and currently works as the Head Brewer of Round Barn Brewery and Public House, which has allowed him to pursue his interests in the alchemy of fermentation by brewing traditional styles, historical recipes, and ancient ales.
He is a dedicated student of martial arts and has studied Taiji and Kung Fu for twenty years. Malkam is an avid reader of literature and poetry, and has been participating in storytelling and performance art with Indigan Storyteller Workshops since 2013.
This novel has been developed over a decade, and Mountainroot is only the first installment of a larger series called the Saga of the Laymonk.