T. K. Jones

Biography

Hi, I'm T. K. Jones. I was born in Tokyo, Japan but now live in TN. I have an honors B.A. in Communication (Film & Video Production) with a minor in Philosophy from The University of Memphis. I'm TEFL certified, meaning I can teach English as a foreign language.

I have two screenplays and working on others. I've written a few shorts as well. The genres I write scripts in are thrillers, comedies and horrors.

I'm working on a non-fiction book currently about a new prison system. I think I may illustrate it as well.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
It can start in a number of different ways. Sometimes I come up with a title that I think is catchy or interesting and work around it (brainstorm) and see what I come up with. Other times I might have a character sketch. I ask what happens to the character? Why? How? When? Who? Sometimes I see a powerful scene in my head and build a story around it. It can also start with a dream ( I have many bizarre dreams.) So for me, dreams can turn out to be a free writing prompt!
I don't have a set-in-stone process of writing. Maybe that's what makes writing so interesting for me.
How do you approach cover design?
I've always designed my own cover. They don't look fancy but they don't look horrible either. I get royalty-free images online and I use GIMP which is an opensource program I highly recommend. Often times I will make multiple covers and choose my favorite one. If I use an image on my cover, I make sure it's relevant to what my story is about. For example, I wont put an ET on the cover or a whodunit murder mystery set in the 1920s! (PS: I'm available to design your ebook covers as well! Contact me!)
Read more of this interview.

Where to find T. K. Jones online


Books

Anthony Miller
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Anthony Miller, divorced with two teenage kids, is an unassuming office worker. So no one expects the man threatening to jump off the top of a high rise building is him!
Fancy Horse Girl, Zombified Classmates and an Insolent Instructor
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a very short story that I wrote for Writer's Digest's 5-Minute Memoir. It was rejected. It's a true account of the creative writing workshop I took in college. My high expectations were not met. I write about what went wrong with the class. And it started on the very first day...
Birds
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Lori muses about birds, her birds, as her nagging psychiatrist pushes for further explanation.
A Stranger at the Monastery
Price: Free! Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A strange, old woman appears at a secluded monastery in Wyoming with a message for the man in charge, Bishop Kallistos Stavros. This self-professed oracle tells him that God told her to warn him of a great fireball falling from the sky... onto his monastery! She warns of Satan coming in disguise. Things are not as they seem.
Petunia and Sir Alfred
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Al, a janitor at Lakeview Asylum, never noticed Petunia, a young schizophrenic patient, until Nurse Kathy nudges him into socializing with her. Little does he know he will get pulled into Petunia's bizarre metaphysical world. She claims to be a prophetess, filling one notebook after another with frantic scribbles. Intrigued by her strange religion, he becomes a neophyte initiate.
Project Spiralbound
You set the price! Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A poor college student trying to make some easy money gets trapped in a bizarre experiment. How will he get out of it? Can he? (Printed length = 35 pages) This is a long short story.
Fire Boy
You set the price! Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature?

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