In Search of Monsters
  • Hitmen. Zombies. Private Eyes. Magicians. Strangers that disappear in the night. You'll find them all here in In Search of Monsters, the debut collection of short fiction from Josh Covington.

    “Just the right amount of characterization, dialogue, backstory, description, and a voice that flows easily and wraps the reader into the storyline with no effort." - PD Allen, Murderer's Sky

    “I was instantly lost in the plot and characters.” - L. Anne Carrington, The Cruiserweight

    "Accomplished writing here, sensual, visual, transporting us into the scene.…virtuoso performance, Mr. Covington" - Andrew Wright, Sanctuary's Loss

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Phrases I’m Tired of Hearing

“Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” This one is just silly. There are tons of things that don’t kill us but make us much much weaker. Try car crashes, cancer, weightlifting accidents, and a zombie apocalypse. They’ll all ruin your day. Would the poor lady that got her face ripped off by a chimpanzee … Continue reading


Book Review – The Samaritan by Fred Venturini

I recently had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of The Samaritan by Fred Venturini, the debut title from St. Louis-based Blank Slate Press. The Samaritan is the story of Dale Sampson, an awkward, lonely, and loveless young man dealing with a life of tragedy while coming to terms with an unexplained power he discovers … Continue reading

Time Travel!

Super Powers I’d Like to Have – #3 Time Travel

Yeah I know. I’ve been gone a while. Sorry. But hey, if it makes a difference, I’ve got an excuse. See, I just moved to a huge new house and with that moving has come rooms to paint, furniture to buy, and obscene amounts of grass to cut. That along with the HD TV I … Continue reading

Just a few hours left!

As my giveaway to win the first ever Special Edition copy of In Search of Monsters winds down, I thought I’d post the commentary I’ve written for the intro story to the collection, “Looking Through You” just to give everyone a taste what makes this edition so special. Each and every story will be preceded by commentary just … Continue reading

Win the first copy of the In Search of Monsters: Special Edition

From now until the end of the month, I’m holding a contest on this very blog to give away one free signed copy of the Special Edition of my book, In Search of Monsters. Excited? Me too! But wait, what’s in this Special Edition you ask? Well, allow me to elaborate. In Search of Monsters: … Continue reading

The Flash

Super Powers I’d Like to Have – #4 Super Speed

Last week, I began a series of posts on the top super powers I’d like to have. Today, we continue. Why? Well I think that may be the difference between you and me. You think of a silly blog post and ask why, I think of a silly blog post and ask why not. And … Continue reading


Super Powers I’d Like to Have – #5 Laser Vision

Let’s imagine for a moment that you could have one wish. Anything in the world. What would it be? Peace? An end to world hunger? The cure for cancer? Liar. No, like me, you’d wish to be granted a super power. Come on, you and I both know it’s true. But you can only have … Continue reading

Top Blog Traffic Drivers of 2009

So first of all, yes, I know I’ve been breaking my own rule by not writing enough. But  I’ve got some good excuses. So far in 2010 I’ve spent a week in Las Vegas, bought a house, and gotten way more responsibility at work. So cut a kid a little slack, eh? But busy as I may … Continue reading

In Search of Revenue – How I made money in 2009 as an indie writer

Here at, we believe in total transparency. That’s why I’ve decided to share my most and least successful revenue streams as an indie fiction writer for 2009. My hope is that others out there can use this information to better educate themselves on what works and what doesn’t and focus their efforts accordingly. So … Continue reading

In Search of Monsters

In Search of Monsters now on!

Big news. The paperback version of In Search of Monsters is now totally available from the largest bookseller in the world, Are you as excited as I am? Probably not, but you certainly should be. This is a huge day for me and for this book. If you don’t own a copy, head over … Continue reading

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