Charles W. Jones grew up in the small town Shoshoni, WY, and he managed to break free from its grasp with his soul intact. Growing up in a small town scared him to death most of the time. It’s very dark at night – really dark. To top it off, it is full of ghosts; well, that’s what Charles thought when he was kid. Turns out it was just the constant wind blowing dirt and tumbleweeds. Two of Charles’ novels are set in Shoshoni, Dreamwalker: The Second Plain and HOME A Novel.
There isn’t a part of the horror genre Charles doesn’t like. He likes it creepy, filled with suspense, or even brutal with intense torture scenes. His favorite horror movies have always been the slasher movies; give him the gore. Clive Barker is Charles’ greatest influence, but is also inspired by Lewis Carroll, Stephen King, and Frank Beddor. Real life is a large contributor to his writing, where he finds beauty in the most unexpected places.
Music has always been a great contributor to Charles’ life, by means of not only entertainment, but personal soundtrack. When he writes, he listens to different types of music to set the mood of the scene he is writing. Eurythmics will always be at the top of his playlist, but many other bands and genres occupy his mind.
Never judge things by their appearance, even carpet bags…
I’m visited daily by people who want me to tell their story.
This book surprised me. At the beginning, I must be honest, I wasn’t sure it I would finish because there was so much being shown to me, including people and places and acronyms, that it was a bit confusing as to who was who and where. Then when I hit the fourth chapter it really […]
The cover for darkness is coming is finished, the manuscript is getting polished, and soon it will be available for you to read. After a year of writing and rewriting, and all the fun stuff that goes with editing, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (yes, that’s a hint of […]
We’ve simply invited you here to talk. To hear your thoughts and desires. The Auditor Beware! Minimal Spoilers! First thing I want to point out is that the only thing Clive Barker had to do with this movie was bringing the original characters to life. Technically, as memory serves, he only Directed and Wrote the […]
The newest member of the team. He is a quick learner, and an eager to get his paws dirty. His primary roles include, ensuring Bella and Melanie are getting their exercise, making sure food is played with before eating, and red-dot chaser. He likes to make sure everyone know he's doing something or has entered a room by giving a chirp. Patrick debuted in my short story Church Hill.
A.K.A. "the cutest kitty in the world" comes from the eclectic world of a trailer park. She brings great experience of "licky lick", especially while I'm writing when it seems my hand is the dirtiest. Bella has a cameo appearance in Circus Tarot.
Melanie joined the team in 2011. She is the expert in psychosis, and keeps us on our toes waiting for the next bizarre episode. She believes walking on the floor is for humans. Another of her specialties is sunbathing, and rolling on the concrete patio floor.
Sean made sure everyone was doing what they were supposed to do, and made sure everyone was happy and safe. He had a large role in Hydrangeas on the Lanai with a surprise. After 14 years of dedicated service, Sean took the journey into the light. We will always cherish him, and miss him greatly everyday.
Cassie was the first member of the team, joining me in 1992. She contemplated the woes of the world while basking in the sun, and giving her feedback to me when she didn't think my ideas were the best. Cassie had a feature role in Dreamwalker: The Second Plain. In Fall 2008, Cassie followed her path across the Rainbow Bridge.
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