Robert Townsend

Biography

I was born in the village of Histon, which is just outside Cambridge, England, in December of 1959. When I was four years old and my younger brother was one the family moved to a house in Stevenage, Hertfordshire as my father had obtained a new and better paid job for Stevenage Borough Council as a Public Health Inspector. At the age of fourteen, while still at school, I became very interested in astronomy and stargazing. I obtained my first good proper astronomical telescope in 1976 for my sixteenth birthday. After leaving school I went to work for a small company making quality hand built astronomical telescopes at Astro-Systems in Luton. I was made redundant eight years later when the owner emigrated to America to work designing telescopes for Celestron Corporation. There followed a series of short term jobs that were only temporary. Later, I went to college and did a course in creative writing. I had already written several short stories with a science fiction/fantasy theme. This was followed by a romantic autobiographical account of some personal experiences called "Terpsichore's Fire". Later, I returned to fiction and in a flash of inspiration I hit on the idea for a full length comedy/fantasy/sexy book, and "Laura's New Boyfriend" was born. In the last ten years or so, when I get the time, this has been followed by three more full length books with the same comic characters, plus a few new ones. They are: "Laura's Wedding", "Laura's Baby" and "Laura's Child", I would like to see them published online and in paperback someday soon. I also have ideas for other comedy stories with different themes and characters, some of whom are based on real unusual and eccentric people I have met over the years. I also like doing wildlife photography, prehistoric model making, Chinese food and drinking real ales in country pubs. I live with my girlfriend Sarah in Stevenage and my star sign is Sagittarius.

Robert Townsend, Astronomer and Author.

Books

Laura's Child
Series: The Laura Books, Book 4. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 89,990. Language: British English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Laura's Child is book 4 in the Laura comedy series. Laura gives birth to the mystical Red Moon Child of Arthurian prophesy. She is named Tammy and has a penchant for collecting animals. We are being stalked by a crackpot gang of half-wit Satanists with a plan to kidnap Laura. When Laura and Debra are taken hostage by them Vince and I have to launch a desperate rescue mission with the aid of a goat
Laura's Baby
Series: The Laura Books, Book 3. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 69,450. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Laura's Baby is Book 3 in the Laura series. Shortly after our wedding Laura discovers that she is pregnant. An ancient Arthurian prophesy about a mystical Red Moon Child is becoming manifest. Then a group of crackpot devil worshipers move into town and it soon becomes apparent that Laura and I are being stalked. When they abduct our friend Jessica we have to launch a desperate rescue mission.
Terpsichore's Fire - A True Story of Obsession
Price: Free! Words: 64,090. Language: British English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Where were you and what were you doing during the summer and autumn of '84? I will tell my story as accurately as I can remember, with all the important events included and described. How did it happen? Why did it happen? And why did it have to stop happening? This is the true story of an obsession, with someone and the things we did together. Come on a journey back to a wild outrageous time.....
Laura's Wedding
Series: The Laura Books, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 77,490. Language: British English. Published: December 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Erotica » General
Laura's Wedding is the sequel to Laura's New Boyfriend. Laura and I start making our wedding plans, and we seek out a local church. Then Laura's maiden Aunt Maisie comes to stay for a weekend. When she discovers that we sleep together she throws a wobbly. Calling us sinful she threatens to stop the wedding. Contacting her own church minister, the stage is set for a major conflict over our big day.
Laura's New Boyfriend
Series: The Laura Books, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 43,330. Language: British English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Erotica » General
Laura's New Boyfriend is the first installment of a series of magical fantasy comedy novels. Set in England in the present day. While trying to evade two nasty bullies the storyteller meets a beautiful auburn haired girl called Laura. As they become erotic lovers, it is left to their whacky and outrageous friend Debra to discover that a mysterious fossil toad has strange magical powers.

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