Charna Ainsworth


Charna Michelle Ainsworth was born in Lumberton, Mississippi, on August 30, 1967, the second daughter of Charles Lee Burkhalter (b. July 1945) and Barbara Faye (Herrin) Burkhalter (b. July 1948). Her only sibling is Charlotte Faye Henley (b. May 1964). As a child, she lived in Dallas, Miami, and New Orleans, finally settling in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at the age of eight. She lived in Hattiesburg through high school and after graduating from Oak Grove High School, she chose to travel.
After traveling for several years living in places such as Pensacola Beach, Florida, Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Los Angeles, Calfornia, she moved back to her home state of Mississippi. While living in Hattiesburg, she wrote many award winning poems and began to write short stories.
After the death of her first son, Andrew (d. 1997), she began to explore different genres of writing. She continued her first love, poetry and began writing longer stories and screenplays. She wrote the first of her three novels, The Letter in 1999, over a period of six weeks. Within a year, she had a literary agent and her work was presented to major publishers.
She married in 2003 and became mom to a sweet boy, T.J., age 2 and Haley, a beautiful baby girl, seven months. Shortly after T.J's death (d. 2003) her beautiful daughter, Maria, was born in May 2004. During this time she wrote two collections of poetry and one children's book.
After leaving her first novel on the shelf for an extended period of time, she reread The Letter and knew it was time to have it published. Pushing aside all normal paths of publishing, she chose to self-publish through the median of e-books.
Charna Ainsworth is an avid reader, usually reading 2 to 4 books at one time. She attends church regularly with her young daughter, Maria. She contributes to a variety of local chairities in her community. She currently lives in Mississippi with her daughter.

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Remember Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
In Remember Me, Charna Ainsworth, delivers a diverse collection of poetry that stirs a wide range of emotions, leaving your mind to explore their meaning. She uses beautiful imagery and powerful descriptions, urging everyone to reach deeper inside and to grow in wisdom.
True Tales of the Supernatural: The Ouija Board
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,470. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
A dark and electrifying novella, based on a true story, about curiosity, youth and what exists in the shadows of our world.
Shades of Persuasion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,320. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Set between the glamorous lights of Hollywood, California and the rustic charm of Natchez, Mississippi, Shades of Persuasion begins exactly where The Letter ended. Steven Cross and Tiffany Crenshaw reignite the flame they shared as teenagers. However, as adults with very demanding careers, they face new challenges.
Mountain of God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,930. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
The journey gets underway when Shelly becomes a young woman and leaves her family home. Thus begins this thought provoking tale of her discovery of Christ and the ensuing Christian walk through life. Only when she reaches the end of life’s journey, and she is in heaven in the presence of Jesus, is all truth revealed.
The Letter
Price: Free! Words: 75,170. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » General
"This book was so good, it took me less than 6 hours to read." During the 80’s, Tiffany moves from California to Mississippi. She meets Steven and they fall in love. When he leaves for college he promises to always write. Over the years, through chance meetings and strange coincidences they rekindle their love. Even when it seems all hope is lost, Steven still sends poetic love letters to Tiffany.

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