Charles W Jones


Charles W. Jones grew up in a small town, Shoshoni, WY. He currently lives in the Denver, CO metropolitan area. He is the author of Dreamwalker: The Second Plain, An Unnamed Acquaintance and Circus Tarot.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a town of 500 people--Shoshoni, WY. It's the Center of the Universe, or so I thought growing up since it is in the exact center of the state. We had a quite a few "characters" in our town and it was one of those places that everyone knows your business. The thing that stuck with me the most was, how dark it was at night. I was a jumpy kid at night. Anything that moved in the dark, any sound made my heart pound in my chest. Thunder had the same effect. My first book, The Second Plain, was extremely influenced by that town. Most of it is actually set there. Darkness is a deep influence for me and I have Shoshoni to thank for it.
When did you first start writing?
My first short story was in the 2nd grade in 1977. My teacher was very impressed with it and thought it a wonderful story. It was supposed to be about something happy that happened over summer, I think. Well mine was a complete lie. (I laugh writing this.) It was about waking up one morning with the sun shining brightly, going to the mailbox to find a letter from my grandmother saying she was coming to town that day (she lived in Minnesota, so it was possible that I'd get the letter the same day see arrived.)
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Hydrangeas on the Lanai
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,730. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Alexis is a beautiful woman who is used to living comfortably. She loves her husband, though she knows he isn’t faithful. In her mind, all she needs to do to keep him is give him a child, but she cannot. When her husband is mysteriously killed, she finds sadness and depression running rampant in her life again. A simple invitation to Parsons Manor brings her exciting feelings and memories.
Circus Tarot
Series: Circus Tarot, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Mary's and Darrin's life is what some would call "dull"; every day they follow a ritual of habit, starting the moment they wake in the morning. That is until Mary buys a deck of Tarot Cards from an old women at a consignment shop, where Mary and Darrin are drawn into the dark world of the Circus Tarot with a lusty Devil, carnivorous Clowns and the other malevolent denizens of sinister World Circus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,940. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Reynard Ashwin could not ask for a better life with his loving wife, a baby son, and his own tailors shop. When the seductions of a demon came to him, only asking for a simple commitment in return, he did not know what to think. It promised a new life, vision, strength and, most importantly, not succumbing to an untimely death that so many around him had met, how could he ultimately refuse?
Page of Buckets
Series: Circus Tarot, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,540. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
The pattern of their lives has once again become predictable. Unknown to them, the deck of cards has been busy rebuilding itself. In order to save their daughter from the clutches of the denizens of World Circus, they must send replacements or they will make her a Clown. However, it does not seem that everyone wants to leave the impulsive world’s seductive charms.
Dreamwalker: The Second Plain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,630. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Dreams and nightmares, everyone has them. What if someone had the power to allow you to resolve problems in your dreams? What if someone had the power to change your peaceful sweet dreams into nightmares? Only can Saul can make your nightmares go away and save you from the horror the Man is causing.

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  • Fall on Aug. 24, 2011

    Interesting story and a good read. Looking forward to next one...there is going to be a next one isn't there?
  • Thaw: a PsyCop Short on Aug. 24, 2011

    I wanted more. The characters are very believable. I will definitely check out the PsyCop books.
  • Asylum on Sep. 23, 2011

    Fun book. Well written. Great characters not what I expected at all.
  • The Pitchfork Diaries Vol.1 on Sep. 23, 2011

    This book is delicious and full of depravity. I read it in one sitting; just could not put it down. If you are looking for something dark and disturbed, please read this book, you will not be disappointed. My favorite is the Scarecrow's Lament, I have to admit it made me giggle.
  • Family of Dog : The Harvest on March 13, 2012

    This is one of the most intriguing books I've reds in a very long time. It is filled with interesting side stories that you might think have nothing to do with the main plot but oh how they do. This is a must read for anyone looking to challenge what they know with what if... Great job Jake well done.