C. Robert Jones



Lanky Lonagan first appeared on the scene when the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) produced C. Robert Jones’s musical, A Belonging Place, the story of Abel Ammons, a mountain fable teller.  In the play, Abel tells stories to the local children about his favorite character, Lanky Lonagan, who at age 13 is six feet, four inches tall (therefore the name “Lanky.”)   

Often, it seems that Lanky, in trying to be helpful, makes mistakes and upsets all the folks in the tiny mountain town of Claggett Cove where he lives.  He then has to figure out how to make things right . . . and more often than not, he ends up making things better than they were in the first place—and becomes a hero in the process.

... and Volume 2

Recommended for readers 8 - 12

***Just Published!***

Although they are designed for children ages 8-11, these stories are fun for the whole family as the reader gets to know the delightful—and sometimes quirky—residents of the Cove who appear throughout the various stories.

News and Upcoming Events

Volume 1

This is the third in a four-part series of books from Pisgah Press for children, age 8-12, featuring four more stories about 13-year-old hero Lanky Lonagan.  

This volume contains a novella-length story, “A Good and Faithful Friend” about Soldier, a loyal German shepherd who teaches everybody in Claggett Cove a lesson about love. 

Also available . . .

Please see the Publications page for ordering information and further details.

Volume 3 of Lanky Tales

The Absolutely Remarkable Adventures

of Lanky Lonagan, Volume 3

News and Events

Five Jones Plays Received Their First Public Readings in 2016/17


Available in softcover and Kindle editions,

from your favorite local booksellers, and from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Pisgah Press.