Charles W. Jones

Horror Novelist and Award-Winning Author

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 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.

Awards And Nominations

I have been honored and humbled receiving these awards and mentions.

  • 2019 - May RRBC Spotlight Author
  • 2018 - November RRBC Book of the Month - Page of Buckets
  • 2018 - Books Go Social Gold - Hydrangeas on the Lanai
  • 2018 - Books Go Social Gold - darkness is coming
  • 2018 - NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite - darkness is coming
  • 2017 - Independent Press Award Winner - Home
  • 2017 - Books Go Social Gold - Home
  • 2017 - Independent Authors Network Finalist, Horror/Suspense/Thriller - Home
  • 2017 - May RRBC Book of the Month - Circus Tarot

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.