Harvey L. Covey, Jr.


I was born in the mountains of western Pennsylvania, the oldest son of six and raised there to my early teen years when my parents moved us to Ohio to follow a new direction. After a year in Ohio, we moved once again; this time to Minnesota where I finished out my childhood, met and married my ex-wife, raised two lovely children and spent 37 years working for one of the largest and fastest growing financial institutions in America.

I write music and poetry, as well as stories and I play several instruments including the guitar, the 3-string banjo and the trumpet.

I have a great love for the prairies and the lakes of the Midwest and have found much inspiration here. I love the outdoors and spend a great deal of my personal time at my cabin (view blog) which my family and I built with our own ingenuity and hard work on my property in the north woods near Banning State Park.

I recently put together my first novel which I plan to follow up with more installments of the series. I hope you enjoy my work, and I hope to offer more in the near future.

Here is an excerpt from my Smashwords interview:

Q. What are your five favorite books, and why?

A. The Cat in the Hat, by Sr. Seuss, because who doesn't need a couple of "things" and an easy way to carry them? Ring World, by Larry Niven, because it shows us the power of our possibilities. Bicentennial Man, by Isaac Asimov, because it shows us that at any time in our lives, we must evolve or become irrelevant. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien, because it shows us that no matter who we are, we matter in the world. The White Dragon, by Anne McCaffrey, because dragons are cool, dragon riders are even cooler and Anne McCaffrey is the coolest author who ever lived because her worlds are full of dragons!

Read the full interview