Brent Jones

Biography

From bad checks to bathroom graffiti, Brent Jones has always been drawn to writing. He won a national creative writing competition at the age of fourteen, although he can’t recall what the story was about. Seventeen years later, he gave up his career to pursue creative writing full-time.

Jones writes from his home in Fort Erie, Canada. He’s happily married, a bearded cyclist, a mediocre guitarist, and the proud owner of two dogs with a God complex. Subscribe to his newsletter (AuthorBrentJones.com) or follow him on social media (@AuthorBrentJ) for updates.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
In some fashion or another, I've always been writing. When I was fourteen, I won a national creative writing competition. I don't think that counts for much seventeen years later, but I've always loved to write.

I began writing my first novel November 2016. My wife was gone to a music festival in Orlando for the weekend, and I kept myself occupied by doing something I'd thought about doing for years—writing my first novel!
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was always a big fan of Dexter—the books not so much, but certainly the television show. (All but the eighth season)

I was listening to the soundtrack one night—a tune called "Astor's Birthday Party"—and I got to daydreaming. Not so much about a psychopathic killer like Dexter, but a young professional who has just as much difficulty interacting with other human beings as he does.

This young professional was perched on a window sill in a rundown apartment, basking in the pale glow of moonlight, articulating his jumbled thoughts in a diary—no, not a diary, but a video diary—trying to make sense of where his life went wrong.

And if you read my first novel, you've figured out by now that young professional is Drew Thomson.

The basis for the story started with imagery as simple as that. Then I got to work by asking myself, "What made Drew that way? And more importantly, what would it take for him to change?"
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Where to find Brent Jones online


Where to buy in print


Series

Afton Morrison
Packed with grit and action, this four-part serial thriller delves into a world of moral ambiguity, delivering audiences an unlikely heroine in the form of a disturbed vigilante murderess.

Books

The Afton Morrison Series (Afton Morrison, #1-4)
Pre-release—available October 29, 2018. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 167,010. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Together for the first time, experience all four books in THE AFTON MORRISON SERIES as one complete serial novel, including a bonus short story.
Time's Up, Afton (Afton Morrison, #4)
Series: Afton Morrison. Pre-release—available October 29, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,270. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Afton contends with unwanted notoriety as she plots to kill vicious drug dealers and prepares for the last stand against her tormentor.
Nice Try, Afton (Afton Morrison, #3)
Series: Afton Morrison. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,630. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
With the town on lockdown and her companions in danger, Afton attempts to establish an improbable truce, leading her into a deadly trap.
See You Soon, Afton (Afton Morrison, #2)
Series: Afton Morrison. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,810. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Suspected of a murder she didn’t commit, Afton searches for an abducted teenage girl, leading her to unravel dark secrets from her own past.
Go Home, Afton (Afton Morrison, #1)
Series: Afton Morrison. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,740. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Afton Morrison, 26, is a small-town children's librarian. She's also a disturbed vigilante murderess, in pursuit of a violent sexual predator.
A Book With No Pictures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A loser, pushing forty, struggles to raise his gifted nephew, in this short and comedic tale of dysfunction.
Fender: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,160. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A man in mourning travels across the country with his dog. But will the open road lead him to new beginnings?
An Honest Day's Work
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
A small-town baker finds his faith tested after making a deal with a drifter—a deal unpopular with some of his regulars.
The Matchbook: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
A young man visits the past in search of lost love, but discovers it's buried beneath dark small town secrets.
The Fifteenth of June
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,720. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A chance encounter offers a young alcoholic a flicker of hope for a better future. But is he ready to bury the past?

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