Charles W Jones

Biography

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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Books

Circus Tarot Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,850. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
All three books of the Circus Tarot Trilogy in one volume. The collection includes Circus Tarot, Page of Buckets, and World Circus. Bonus material - the Circus Tarot Companion, the complete meaning guide for each of the 78 cards of the Circus Tarot.
World Circus
Series: Circus Tarot Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When Susie learns she's no longer Page of Buckets she is distraught, but soon learns the history of World Circus, making her unsure if she wants to return.
Home A Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,790. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
2016 Independent Author Network Horror/Suspense Book of the Year Awards Finalist 4 Stars “Home is quite the page-turner...” AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com Set in his hometown, Shoshoni, WY, Charles W. Jones tells the story of a Fallen Angel, Belphegore aka Mr. Bel, with a plan to return to God’s side and good graces. Many years ago, he’d visited a boy, sharing a part of his essence...
Hydrangeas on the Lanai
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,570. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In the classic gothic horror style, Charles W. Jones brings Hydrangeas on the Lanai. Parsons Manor hides many secrets, more than Alexis expected from her childhood home. After her parents, then husband find untimely deaths, she receives an invitation to return to the place with many fond memories, to discover events in her life aren’t as she thought, and she never knew someone had been watching.
Circus Tarot
Series: Circus Tarot Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,180. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Stephen King’s IT, and cult movie classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Charles W. Jones brings the first installment of the Circus Tarot Trilogy. In the strange land of World Circus, Mary and Darrin discover they aren’t in their safe, dull life any longer, but have taken the identity of one of the cards from the Circus Tarot.
Hunger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
If you enjoyed Anne Rice’s Interview With A Vampire, why not read Charles W. Jones’ HUNGER. Travel the centuries with Reynard Ashwin, who unwittingly allowed a dark force to enter him in order to save himself from the plague in 1666, as he struggles to keep his humanity, and not feed as the entity entwined with his soul demands. The hunger burning in his core must be fed.
Page of Buckets
Series: Circus Tarot Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,440. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
More Clown mayhem than in the cult movie classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Page of Buckets, the second installment of the Circus Tarot Trilogy, Charles W. Jones takes us back to World Circus. More than six years have passed, and unknown to Mary and Darrin, the Circus Tarot has rebuilt itself, tempting their young daughter, Susie, with the delights inside the cards.
An Unnamed Acquaintance
Price: Free! Words: 27,870. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Many things happen in the world most people do not know about. In this collection of short stories and bizarre prose, be prepared to take journeys to these unexpected scenes, where a millionaire hosts dinner parties with guests who have secrets, ancient prophecies come true, a man searches for his missing wife, and a brother protects his sister.
Dreamwalker: The Second Plain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,000. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
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In the world of dreams there are many unknowns. With every blink of the eye there are new sights to see from beautiful to vile, and Saul can help you navigate the ever-changing terrain. Take the journey with Charles W. Jones inside your dreams and nightmares, and watch as Saul discovers his place on the Second Plain while learning about his adversary.

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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.
  • 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.