New + Noteworthy
Silence on Cold River is now available as an audiobook via Ground Cherry Press. Five narrators have been chosen to bring all five point-of-view voices to life in this twisted story that spans more than twenty years. It is currently available for purchase on Audible and will be more widely available in the coming weeks.
Silence on Cold River is finally getting a launch party! Due to the title's original print release in May of 2020 - during the first wave of Covid - the official launch party and southeast tour were canceled. The amazing team at Oregon Books and Games in Grants Pass, Oregon will host a re-launch party for Casey's debut thriller this winter. Stay tuned for details.
Casey's writing career has big changes ahead, which she hopes to document in a blog on this website.
Essays + Interviews
A Little Backstory
What's in a name - and why are two author names listed on this website?
Casey Dunn began her career as an author writing fantasy and chose to publish under a pen name that would honor her grandmother - an incredible literary talent who has devoted her long life to the care and dreams of others, and a good friend's mother, who left this world too soon. Combining their names, Jadie Jones became a published author, and a way to celebrate both life and motherhood, which is also emblematic of the Hightower Series as a whole.
When Casey moved into the southern gothic suspense genre, she wanted to keep the brands separate (and her southern Baptist grandmother isn't one for crass language or scandalizing scenes,) so she chose to publish her thriller titles under her own name - as she is a fan of both crass language and scandal.