Home Calendar Membership General Information Membership List

Charna Ainsworth, Author

         

Charna Ainsworth is a Mississippi novelist and poet. She has published two novels, two novellas, and two poetry collections.

Ainsworth wrote her best-known story, The Letter, over a six week period in 1995. It was later published in 2012. She followed with Mountain of God, (2013), a Christian Fiction novella. In 2014, she published Unlikely Christian Poetry Collection and The Letter’s Shades of Persuasion. She followed with True Tales of the Supernatural The Ouija Board and Remember Me Poetry Collection in 2016.

Charna Ainsworth lives in South Mississippi with her family and is a proud member of GCWA.


  Remember Me: Poetry Collection 

In Remember Me, Charna Ainsworth, delivers a diverse collection of poetry that stirs a wide range of emotions, leaving your mind to explore their meaning. She uses beautiful imagery and powerful descriptions, urging everyone to reach deeper inside and to grow in wisdom.

Whether admiring nature or exploring the depths of love, Ainsworth is generous in sharing the smallest details of life’s experiences with clarity, depth and universal appeal. While the lyrical poetry is insightful, the photography explores the beauty of nature. This poetry will inspire, motivate, and revive the spirit of discovery within your soul.


  True Tales of the Supernatural: The Ouija Board 

A dark and electrifying novella, based on a true story, about curiosity, youth and what exists in the shadows of our world. 

Boredom tempted Courtney and Lacy to break the rules and venture out in search of excitement. The old abandoned house looked like the perfect place to discover the unknown. However, it held no secrets or anything of interest, except an old Ouija board. 

Without any thought of the consequences, they both sat down, placing their fingers on the planchette. As it began to move, an invisible door opened into the darkness. It was a door the girls could not shut, robbing them of their innocence and changing their lives forever. 

The evil they unknowingly invite into their lives, fades the line between what is natural and what is supernatural. Courtney and Lacy begin to endure horrific nightmares and bone-chilling experiences with demonic beings. Leaving the girls to question everything they have been taught about good and evil. 

This rich and disturbing true tale spans a few terrifying days, leading two young lives in an altered direction. It will have you questioning, is the Ouija board just another child’s game?


  Unlikely Christian: Poetry Collection 

Unlikely Christian is a collection of Christian poems and landscape photographs that reassure believers and awaken skeptics to God's unmeasurable mercy and love. Through the medium of words and photography, Charna Ainsworth probes the light and the darkness to uncover what it means to be an unlikely Christian. Each poem explores a unique layer within the spiritual experiences of Christianity. With a descriptive ability to verbalize honest emotions shared by most people but mainly left unsaid, Ainsworth opens the door to explore these feelings. She shares her personal journey into the wonder of God's peace with revelations about purpose, life, relationships, and love. Every poem opens the heart to feel beauty, joy, and the spirit of life that dwells in all of us. This collection covers the gamut, from basking in the love of God to encouragement for those who have suffered grief and loss. There are even some for those who enjoy nature and for those who question the reasons of redemption. Every person who has ever questioned their worth or worthiness in God's eyes should read this book. And every one who knows someone who believes their past or present circumstances deems them unworthy of receiving grace, should give them this book as a gift. Ainsworth's Unlikely Christian reveals God's profound love and His power to rescue even the most unlikely people from a life of abandonment and darkness. It will leave every reader with a deeper understanding that the promises of God are for those who believe, regardless of color, creed or religion.


  Shades of Persuasion (The Letter) (Volume 2) 

Dreamers believe in true love that never ends. Then there are those who believe nothing last forever. When two people, with different beliefs, fall deeply in love a beautiful story begins. Set between the glamorous lights of Hollywood, California and the rustic charm of Natchez, Mississippi, Shades of Persuasion begins exactly where The Letter ended. Steven Cross and Tiffany Crenshaw reignite the flame they shared as teenagers. However, as adults with very demanding careers, they face new challenges. Tiffany, a celebrated movie star, relies on living in Los Angeles and being free to travel. Steven, a renowned author, does his best work when he’s in Natchez. The miles and the foolish secrets they keep from one another begin to weaken their bonds of trust. And with their families’ interference, Hollywood’s pressure, and the tabloids meddling in the most sacred details of their lives, their passionate love affair dances with the harshness of reality. Leaving them to question, can true love survive the rigid tests and trials of life’s shades of persuasion?


  Mountain of God 

The journey gets underway when Shelly becomes a young woman and leaves her family home. Thus begins this thought provoking tale of her discovery of Christ and the ensuing Christian walk through life. She climbs the peaks as the spirit guides her steps, knowing at times she is in the presence of friends and at other times, enemies. But eventually realizes she is perpetually in the middle of spiritual warfare, a tug-of-war for her immortal soul. Only when she reaches the end of life’s journey, and she is in heaven in the presence of Jesus, is all truth revealed.


  The Letter (Volume 1) 

Set in Mississippi during the 1980's, and spanning nearly two decades, The Letter begins when Tiffany Crenshaw moves from California to the small town of Natchez. She meets Steven Cross, a country boy with wit and charm beyond his years. At their first encounter, that once in a lifetime moment happens when eyes meet, hearts melt and true love has a chance to bloom.

Rumors and lies spread by Amber, Steven's ex-girlfriend, threaten to destroy what has only just begun. And with his mother determined that her son marries the perfect southern belle, Steven must go against all expectations to fulfill his destiny. Their forbidden relationship drives the young couple to become deeply intertwined, with bonds that seem unbreakable.

They share their lives during Steven's senior year of high school and experience a fiery love affair. Somehow they both knew that the other would be their soul mate and once they shared their passion, it would burn forever. Inevitably change comes to separate and test the depths of their love as Steven moves away to college. With desperate pleading, Tiffany makes him promise always to write her. Then he drives away leaving her hopes and dreams shattered in as many pieces as her heart. Circumstances begin to rip at the very seams of their love with each finding themselves living separate lives.

The test of a long distance relationship proves treacherous for the young lovers but Steven never fails to touch his pen to paper and poetically spell out his love for Tiffany in words. After Tiffany graduates high school, she moves back to California in pursuit of an acting career. Despite the miles between then they remain close during the trials and triumphs of life. Their invisible bond remains strong because of the incredible soul-baring love letters Steven continues to send even when it seems all hope is lost. Throughout the years when their paths cross through chance meetings and strange coincidences they rekindle their relationship. When success comes, will the tides of fate finally change, giving them the chance to finish what they started so many years before?

   

Return to GCWA's Published Authors