Cynthia Townley

Biography

Cynthia Townley is the author of the popular new crime-fiction series – the Detective Oliver Rousseau novels.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, she grew up on the south side. With only one television in the house, she discovered a love for reading and spent hours with her nose in Nancy Drew books and the Hardy Boys Mysteries. Later, she branched out to reading true-crime novels, which inspired her lifelong love of writing. To this day, she remains a fan of mystery-suspense TV, movies, and books - although she leans toward fiction.

After raising three kids, and in more recent years working for Big Oil - and transferring from Missouri to Colorado, to Texas, to Oklahoma, and back to Texas (Whew!), she never gave up on the dream that someday when she retired she would try her hand at writing and that time came in 2010.

When Townley researched detective crime novels and saw they were a dime-a-dozen on the book shelves and cyber shelves, she decided to try a different approach - and one that seems quite lucrative based on her skyrocketing readership in the Detective Oliver Rousseau series. She incorporated psychics in her novels to help detectives solve the crimes. Not too much… and not too little mind you… but just the right amount of mystical powers to make even the most discerning skeptics believing in these flesh-and-blood characters that will keep you coming back for more. Townley has shown us that the best books might just land outside the present boundaries she is that good at what she does.

Cynthia Townley lives in Houston, Texas with her husband. For more information you can visit her on Facebook at Mystery Crime Novelist – Cynthia Townley or visit her website, www.cynthiatownley.com.

Psst:
Don't miss this exciting new series #1 Trained To Kill, #2 Unsuspecting, and #3 The Protector and find out why these books are garnering 4 and 5 Star reviews at Amazon.

Smashwords Interview

Why do you think readers are so excited about your books?
I think what readers like is the fact that I created a series you don't normally see by using psychics to help solve the crimes. My books are not overpowering with the Paranormal aspect by any means (they are detective novels) but it does play a crucial role in my series. The characters are likeable and believable, and according to the reviews people want to know more about this family.
What is your writing process?
Every morning with a cup of coffee in hand, and Joey (my mixed Terrier) near my feet, I review what I wrote the day before and the story takes off. While I'm writing one book, I'll hear something interesting on the news and I'll think that would make a good story. So as I'm writing one book I'm always thinking ahead about the next one and taking notes.
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Where to find Cynthia Townley online


Where to buy in print


Books

Injustice - A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel
Series: A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,750. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Book No. 4 in the series. When NOPD detectives respond to a 911 call, a series of events follow that unlock a dark secret. The paradox of a good crime series is that it's at once upsetting and calming, suspenseful and reassuring... Detective Oliver Rousseau has joined the ranks in a master class of crime fiction.
The Protector - A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel
Series: A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,080. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Protector is the third installment in the much anticipated exciting new series featuring Detective Oliver Rousseau and his wife, Marin. As in all of the Rousseau novels, Oliver will have to peel back the layers to get to the truth. The story is crisp, fast-paced, and the plot convoluted and innovative. Don't miss book one in the series Trained To Kill, and book two, Unsuspecting.
Unsuspecting - A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel
Series: A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,660. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A parent's nightmare - their daughter away at college in a safe environment becomes the target of a sadistic killer - who has killed before and gotten away with it. Townley writes page-turning suspense...A roller-coaster plot and savvy dialogue and when you least expect it she throws an explosive curve-ball. Unsuspecting doesn't disappoint.
How To Publish An Ebook In 5 Days
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,200. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This manual is essential for first-time authors. When people heard I published a book in five days they wanted to know how I did it. This manual is a "tell-all" of the challenges I faced with traditional book publishing versus self-publishing, and the months of research that drove me to the decision to self-publish my first novel. I hope you find it helpful. Check my website for updates.
Trained To Kill - A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel
Series: A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,210. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
Fast-paced suspense, explosive action, a MUST-READ. Suspense at it's most intense and an ending you never see coming. Trained To Kill grabs the reader. Watch the book trailer for a preview.

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