Charles W. Jones

Horror Novelist and Award-Winning Author
Charles W. Jones

I grew up in the small town Shoshoni, WY, and managed to break free from its grasp with my soul intact. Growing up in a small town scared me 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 I thought when I was a kid. Turns out it was just the constant wind blowing dirt and tumbleweeds. Two of my novels are set in Shoshoni, Dreamwalker: The Second Plain and HOME A Novel. Learn more about my writing process here.

Awards And Honors
I have been honored and humbled receiving these awards and mentions.
  • nanowrimo2020-amilcar Nanowrimo 2020
The Road to Saratin
  • Reader's Favorite Five Stars - Road to Saratin 2020 - Reader's Favorite 5 Stars
  • The Road to Saratin cover 2020 - RRBC September Book of the Month
  • The Road to Saratin BGS 2020 - Books Go Social Gold
Daughter of Illusion
darkness is coming
  • 2018 - Books Go Social Gold
  • 2018 - NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite
  • 2018 - Reader's Favorite Five Stars
  • Home IPA 2017 - Independent Press Award Winner
  • 2017 - Books Go Social Gold
  • home book excellence2017 - Book Excellence Award Finalist
  • 2016 - Independent Authors Network Finalist, Horror/Suspense/Thriller
Hydrangeas on the Lanai
  • 2018 - Books Go Social Gold
  • hydrangeasonthelanai_nanowrimo_2014 2014 - NaNoWriMo Winner
Page of Buckets
  • Page of Buckets cover 2018 - November RRBC Book of the Month
  • pageofbuckets_nanowrimo-winner-badge-2012 2012 NaNoWriMo Winner
Circus Tarot
  • 2017 - May RRBC Book of the Month

More about me


There isn’t a part of the horror genre I don't like. I like it creepy, filled with suspense, or even brutal with intense torture scenes. My favorite horror movies have always been slasher movies; give me the gore.


Clive Barker is my greatest influence, but I'm also inspired by Lewis Carroll, Stephen King, and Frank Beddor. Real life is a large contributor to my writing, where I find beauty in the most unexpected places.


Music has always been a great contributor in my life, by means of not only entertainment, but my personal soundtrack. When I write, I listen to different types of music to set the mood of the scene I'm writing. Eurythmics will always be at the top of my playlist, but many other bands and genres occupy my mind.