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.

Awards And Nominations

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

The Road to Saratin cover 2020 - RRBC September Book of the Month - The Road To Saratin



The Road to Saratin BGS 2020 - Books Go Social Gold - The Road to Saratin


2019- Book Excellence Award Finalist - Daughter of Illusion


2019 - May RRBC Spotlight Author


Page of Buckets cover 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


2018 - Reader's Favorite Five Stars - Darkness is Coming


2017 - Independent Press Award Winner - Home


2017 - Books Go Social Gold - Home



2017 - May RRBC Book of the Month - Circus Tarot



2017 - Book Excellence Award Finalist - Home


2016 - Independent Authors Network Finalist, Horror/Suspense/Thriller - Home

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.