About Josh Langston

Josh has been a writer most of his life, beginning as a child in Minnesota and continuing to his current residence in the Appalachian foothills, which he shares with his bride of four decades and their ridiculously cute puppy. JandA CUA graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism, Josh’s writing tastes quickly shifted away from reportage. His fiction has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and he currently has two short story collections in the Amazon top 100 for genre fiction.

Josh has branched out more recently into contemporary thrillers and currently has six such titles on the market with a seventh on the way. His most recent novel, The 12,000-year-old Whisper was released in October, 2015, and features a pair of love stories, one of which is the oldest in North America. His series about Mato, a 2-foot tall native American Indian (A Little Primitive, A Little More Primitive, and A Primitive in Paradise), has received rave reviews from a rapidly growing number of new fans. And so has Treason, Treason! an alternate history tale set in colonial America during the revolutionary war. Resurrection Blues, his first solo novel–about a little town in Alabama that shouldn’t exist–is still flying off the shelves.

Josh and Canadian writer/editor Barbara Galler-Smith, have co-authored four novels. These include the “Druids” trilogy (Druids, Captives, and Warriors) and Under Saint Owain’s Rock, a romantic comedy set in modern day Wales. The Druid series, consisting of three intense historical fantasies, are all set in the first century BC.

The Naked Truth!, his most recent non-fiction publication, is a companion to Write Naked! his tradition-shattering textbook on the art of writing. The books provide a combination of strategies and techniques for memoir- and fiction-writing mixed with outlandish humor and comical illustrations. Both books take writing out of the academic shadows and put it on stage with lights and a laugh track.

When not writing, or editing the work of others, Josh can usually be found teaching. His classes on fiction writing, memoir writing, and independent publishing fill up quickly, and his students keep coming back for more.

Josh’s passions — in addition to writing — are dominated by his five adorable grandchildren and his unquenchable desire to see the world. Look for future stories set in other locales he’s explored (like Australia, Argentina and Norway). Expect to see a mixture of history and fantasy woven together with fast action, memorable characters, and sly humor.

15 Responses to About Josh Langston

  1. Ellen says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to read the new book… and eagerly awaiting the last installment of Druids.

  2. Rhonda Zion says:

    Josh, your free fiction story about the mountains was so interesting! To give human attributes to the majestic mountains was so creative and original! I especially liked the name of the baby rock! You story really rocks!! I’ll definitely visit this site again!
    Rhonda Zion

  3. Amanda Rillema says:

    Love the blog & the title is perfect. I’ll keep checking back for updates!

  4. Carol Rillema says:

    Wonderful blog and as always, very creative.

  5. Karen says:

    Let’s hear more from Shasta! I love her spirit!

  6. gpcox says:

    Great profile and very pleased to meet you. This site appears to be more than interesting – I’m looking forward to investigating.

  7. J. R. Langston says:

    Yo Josh, Finally checked out your Blog site and was dually impressed. By the by, I’m almost through reading Treason, Treason and I would agree it’s your best work yet. Way to go.

  8. Faye Martin says:

    I have read Write Naked and after I climbed back in my chair from falling out of it laffing, I realized that I had just read the best advice to writers (or would be writers) that I’d ever seen. I don’t know how Josh Langston manages to combine such hilarious hi-jinks with pearls of wisdom, but he sure does. I know this book will help me on my journey with writing.

  9. B says:

    Too Naked? Just getting back into writing long form at a blog. Mr. Langston has a way of injecting Light in some serious Dark Situations. I’d like to learn more from him. (Best Wishes.)

    https://wackybroadsides.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/from-althea-to-prison/

    • joshlangston says:

      I’m delighted to have you along for the ride, and if I’m able to pass along some useful information, I’ll be only happier. Writing in the buff isn’t exactly required, but if it works for ya, go for it! [smile]

  10. Don Wolf says:

    Read primitive and a little more primitivel. Creative and entertaining. You have a creative imagination or know more about folk lore than most. Looking forward to reading future books also. What’s the latest book out or is there one? Of course I need to obtain the naked concept first.

    • joshlangston says:

      The two newest books are The 12,000-Year-Old Whisper and The Naked Truth!. The first is my 10th novel, the second is book two in my textbook series on writing. I think you’d like ’em both, but then I tend to be a little biased.

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