Lost Souls Press

Lost Souls Press is a micro-publishing venture dedicated to bringing literary lost souls to the reading public.

For more information, to carry River of Lost Souls titles, or to pre-order books, please contact Jonathan@RiverOfLostSouls.com


A Quick Trip to Moab, by Kevin T. Jones: Anti-wilderness protesters have taken over a portion of eastern Utah. Stan Watson, driving to Moab, stops by the highway to walk his dog Speck, and encounters a woman who begs him for help. When he offers Lily and her injured husband a ride, they are confronted by armed men, and Stan is in for a nightmare he had not anticipated. Chased through the wildlands by rag-tag extremists riding off-road vehicles, Stan, Lily, and Frank, a lost reporter, face dehydration, starvation, and murder at the hands of their pursuers. When Stan and Frank become incapacitated, Lily and Speck lead them through the wilds in search of help and a way out of the hell that engulfs them.

Kevin T. Jones brings to this tale compassion, empathy, and a deep understanding of the land and its cultural history. He thoughtfully explores the fundamental conflicts in the 21st Century American West while thrilling his readers with a page-turner of an adventure.

Available from Back of Beyond Books in Moab and Barnes & Noble. For more information contact Kevin Jones: ktjiama(at)msn.com

White House Hobo: Diaries from my time on the Cinder Trail, by James Aldrich. As a young man, James Aldrich was one of those people who stuck his head out of the figurative foxhole one too many times, even to the point of being deemed unruly to join the Marines. But even then he was just finding his way toward what would become a philosophy of life based upon the concept of freedom and liberty.

As he matured, he continued his quest for freedom, running for elected office in California, trying his hand at jade mining on the Pacific Coast, falling in love with numerous women, and finally getting a job in Washington D.C. on President Jimmy Carter’s re-election campaign. All along he was infected by an itch to break free from the restraints of society and to travel around America. Disillusioned by politics and materialistic mores, Aldrich decided to shed his belongings and ride the rails. White House Hobo is the true story of his years criss-crossing America by boxcar, living a life of liberty on the rails, in the oilfields, and even at a mercenary school, and formulating a philosophy and way-of-life that could benefit us all.

Available from Amazon and other booksellers.

Behind the Slickrock Curtain: In the not so distant future, the planet burns, the nation reels from the effects of a pandemic, Truth is on the brink of extinction, and the late-president tweets madly from the grave. In the midst of it all Durango artist Peter Simons heads into Utah’s Canyon Country to scout locations for his biggest project ever. When Peter fails to return on time, and mercenaries reeking of Axe body spray and working for the federal government start asking questions about him, Peter’s wife Eliza Santos launches a search. She calls on Peter’s old friend and her ex-lover, disgraced journalist and purveyor of fake news, Malcolm Brautigan, for help.

As they search for Peter they unwittingly uncover a tangled scheme led by oligarchs, an alluring petroleum engineer, and corrupt government officials to ravage a sacred landscape with a tar sands operation. But the more they learn, the more they suspect that it is merely a smokescreen for a much bigger operation involving a long-lost deposit of high-grade uranium. But are the perpetrators trying to destroy the planet? Or save it? And why are they so interested in Malcolm’s memories?

Behind the Slickrock Curtain, Part I of the Project Petrichor Environmental Thriller Series, is a riveting, racy, irreverent romp through the Anthropocene. Author Jonathan P. Thompson gives readers and an insightful, humorous, and sometimes scathing exploration of eco-despair, disinformation in the post-truth age, love, friendship, and the power of memory and place.

Coming soon to an independent bookstore near you.

Now available from Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Amazon, and other retailers.

Read a few sample chapters of Behind the Slickrock Curtain



The Wingate Project: A sweeping historical novel based in the Four Corners Country, by Ian M. Thompson, (Fall 2021).

The Feral West: Writings and images from the home place, by Jonathan P. Thompson (February 2022). 

Better Than Keks Cookbook: Healing recipes for a f#$#ed up world, by Jonathan P. Thompson 

Snow Screen: In which chem-trails, murder by avalanche, cloud-seeding, and small-town journalism collide. Starring Malcolm Brautigan, Eliza Santos, and the Woman with the сняг tattoo (December 2021).

Ortega, a novel by Ian M. Thompson.

Carbon Colonies: The rise and fall of the fossil fuel empires in the Southwest, non-fiction by Jonathan P. Thompson

Sonntag: The incredible true story of a German Jew who spent the War in Auschwitz and the American GI whom he befriended, by Wendy Thompson and Jonathan P. Thompson. 

Mine Pool: An Eliza Santos and Malcolm Brautigan novel, by Jonathan P. Thompson

Pinhead Chronicles: A steampunk novel based on the true story of Tesla, Telluride, the electrical grid, and Lucien L. Nunn, by Jonathan P. Thompson

Metamorphosis of Longing: A re-release of the cli-fi erotica by Malcolm Brautigan.