Kevin Maloney was born in Portland, Oregon in 1976. He lived for a time in Vermont but currently resides in North Portland. At times a TJ Maxx associate, grocery clerk, outdoor school instructor, organic farmer, electrician, student teacher, and teddy bear salesman, he currently works as a web developer and writer. He graduated from Johnson State College.

His debut novel Cult of Loretta was published by Lazy Fascist Press in May 2015. His fiction has appeared in Hobart, Barrelhouse, The Literary Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and a number of other journals and anthologies. He is the co-founder and Fiction Editor of Wohe Lit and co-host of the Portland-based reading series Death Club.