Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Home page: www.charleslcarson.com
Charles was born during an October blizzard, in a small town in southeast Kansas, in
a hospital that no longer stands. That town is pretty much gone too. He worked on-air
as a disc jockey and announcer in commercial radio when most kids were bagging
groceries. He stayed with broadcasting through college and got a commercial pilot
license along the way with the aim of being an airline pilot. But, in a turn of fate,
Charles went to law school instead.
He always had an imagination, a sense into what makes people tick, or not tick, and
intuition about how the world works, or not work. In high school he wrote poetry and
short stories, not for classes, but just because he enjoyed telling stories. But, after 30
years as a California trial lawyer, he recalled the stories he wrote long ago and
returned to pencil and paper.
Charles writes about people, good people, smart, high achievers, the salt of the earth
and responsible, good providers, good neighbors, people you could shoot the bull with
over a beer. But many of them carry a special gift hidden from others. Special
knowledge. Special visions. Special talents. Under their skin they are different from the
rest of us.
They carry their special gift quietly. Most don’t realize the extent of their gift until life
goes off its tracks. In a circumstance where we might feel out of control, these people
find strong footing. Where we might fear for our lives, these people have never felt
more alive. Where we might die, these people live on.
Is this a gift born from their DNA? Or does it flow from a spiritual source? Or does it
come from some unknown undiscovered wellspring somewhere out there. Or does it
come from somewhere in here? We don’t know. They don’t either. Maybe someday
we’ll find out. Or maybe we never will. But Charles will continue to try to unravel these
mysteries that live under our skin.
RVR was published as an eBook in 2010 and Palmdale published in 2011.
Widowmaker, the third McManus Thriller, was published in 2014. Currently, he has two
new novels and a screenplay in progress. Charles lives on the Island of Maui, in
Interests: Writing, Aviation, Law, Radio broadcasting
Published writer: Yes