Welcome! I’m Cathleen Townsend, and I write noblebright fantasy.  This site is about my journey, becoming an author–things I’ve learned, and books I read and write. It’s sorted by category below, or you can check out my recent posts, located on my sidebar (below this page if you’re on a tablet or phone).


My Books

my books

These include works offered by my publishing imprint, Phoenix Flight Press, and a couple of them are free.

Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie is a short story collection that anyone can download at no charge, available at all major retailers. It’s currently got over a hundred ratings with better than a four-star average, so if you like fairy tale fantasy, you might want to give it a try.

And Stolen Legacy is free to everyone who joins my Reading Friends. 



* Short Stories

rackham vintageI’ve blogged quite a few of these, and they’re mostly fantasy. However, I also offer ghost stories, memoirs, holiday-themed tales, and even a contemporary narrative for your reading pleasure.

There’s nothing quite like taking in a whole story in just a few minutes. So dive in and rub elbows with dragons, sentient caves, hapless wizards, and house hobs. Or you can read about the time I walked away from a plane crash.





Words can be elegant, beautiful, and frustrating–and they’re always necessary to convey meaning in print.

We need to entice people to read our words, and to do that, we have to make them interesting. We must provide value for the time people spend reading them.

So, I have some quick tips to assist you on your road to mastery.




Stolen-Legacy-low res coverCome join my Reading Friends. : )  I send out missives at the end of most months, which include things like short stories, updates on books as I publish them, and books I’ve been reading. I’ll also tell you of special deals as they come up, and you’ll get a free copy of my novelette, Stolen Legacy.

And don’t worry–if your inbox gets too crowded, there’s an unsubscribe button at the bottom of every email.

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