MARK R. JONES is an eighth generation South Carolina native and
quite possibly his own second cousin. He enjoyed college so much
it took him seven years to complete his studies. He then realized
that taking history and literature classes by day, while becoming
an expert on rum consumption by night, made him qualified to
do absolutely nothing! So he became a Charleston tour guide.
Jones immediately carved his own niche in Charleston tourism by
researching a topic that had long been neglected by other
historians: SEX, MURDER & SCANDALS! Upon finding his life's
calling Jones has researched and wrote four books in three years,
including the wildly popular (and passionately hated by some
Charleston bluebloods) the two WICKED CHARLESTON volumes.
In 2006 Jones turned his love of Charleston's history into a full time
career. With his wife, novelist Rebel Sinclair, he operates Black Cat
Tours, offering day and night time walking tours which specialize in
showing people the OTHER side of America's Most Historic City.
Mark has been featured on MSNBC, CMT, and NPR. He has also been
a guest on the Asheville (NC) based radio show, Speaking of Strange,
hosted by Joshua P. Warren and a guest on Michael Feldman's
Whad' Ya Know? radio show on NPR. In 2009, Mark was featured
in the award-winning Phantoms of History TV show.