Fred Townsend


Fred Townsend grew up on the eastside of Detroit during the 1960’s. He attended Wayne State University, and then began a career as a computer programmer. When he was 35, that profession enabled his family to move to Gainesville, Florida. He became interested in community theatre, acting at the Gainesville Community Playhouse and High Springs Community Theatre.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been an avid reader my whole life, so taking up writing was the next natural step. I found as I was reading novels I was analyzing the plots, style and message. I had written a few small pieces and was often complimented on my writing skill. So it seemed like the challenge of writing a book was set before me, perhaps of my own making, but intriguing to me none the less.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I started off publishing my books using Kindle. I like Amazon and enjoy my Kindle reader. To my surprise, many of my friends wanted access to my work through other avenues. Over and over I heard, "But, I have an ipad." What Smashwords offers is that freeway to all the other formats and sellers. It's an important aspect of my marketing plan.
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The Ice Cream Boy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Stephan's penetration into Haile Pointe is from a Detroit blue collar neighborhood. Anna has been raised with a silver spoon in her mouth. As Stephan enters into a foreign land of dress, manners, proper speech and money, he is determined to be accepted. Does Anna accept him, or does what Stephan discover lead to his final retreat?
Uncle Lester: Betrayal, Rape, and Revenge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,740. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Lester Clark remembers the first girl he raped. They were out on a date. She started resisting him, calling him a “creep.” That flipped a switch in Lester’s head. She never reported him.Neither did the next nine to follow. Now, his niece Doris is a spirited girl who won’t give in to him. Will she be just another screw, or will she screw him?

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