About Cathleen Townsend

Therese portrait 2010Welcome to about me!

I’ve always wanted to write fiction, but for many years I never had anything I thought was good enough. I began by writing biographies of my family members, and then one day I finally sat down and started writing novels. Eighteen months later, I had seven novels written and no idea what to do with them.

Editing and revision are still a work in progress for me, as is learning about publishing and promotion. I’d like to invite you to join me for those parts of this journey you find relevant.

I also enjoy writing short stories. Some I submit to online mags and publishers, but others go straight to my blog. I write mostly fantasy, but ghost stories, historicals, and even the odd contemporary tickles my fancy at times.

Thanks for stopping in. 🙂

Cathleen Townsend Interview with Longshot Island

Interview with Cathleen Townsend, #BlogBattle Winner

Why I Write

 

Fun Facts about Me (with associated short memoirs)

I work in construction–Frick and Frack

I’m an animal lover–A Worm’s Tale

I once went scuba diving with a mako shark–Dive

I survived a plane crash–The Taste of Fear

I’ve sailed racing catamarans–Race Day

I appreciate unexpected gifts–The Great American Eclipse

 

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Press Kit

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Additional Bios:

Tweet (138 characters): Avid reader, writer, and lover of fairy tales. Hangs out with dragons, faeries, and anyone who likes a good story at cathleentownsend.com.

50 words: Cathleen Townsend loves a good tale, especially if it involves history or fantasy. She resides in gold country in California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills, which in her mind contains trolls, brownies, kobolds, and dwarves. She loves to chat with readers on her blog: cathleentownsend.com.

100 words: Cathleen Townsend loves a good tale, especially if it involves history or fantasy. She resides in gold country in California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills, which is fortunate because it encourages her to leave her keyboard and take her dogs for walks. She loves to chat with readers on her blog: cathleentownsend.com.

Cathleen has been published by Raven International Publishing, Thinkerbeat, Everyday Fiction, Fantasia Divinity, Story Emporium, Just a Minor Malfunction, and Longshot Island. A free digital copy of her first short story collection, Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie, is available to all comers on her website/blog.

Published works in print:

Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie

Just a Minor Malfunction

Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology

Story Emporium: Purveyors of Steampunk and Weird Western Adventure

A Bleak New World

The Art of Losing

Published works online:

Dragon Hoard

Anemone

A Worm Tale

Feral Refrigerator

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