Simon J Townley

Biography

Simon Townley is the author of the acclaimed slipstream / speculative novels ‘Lost In Thought’ and ‘Ball Machine’, and has written a range of cross-genre novels for both adults and young adults, including prehistoric fiction series ‘A Tribal Song – Tales of the Koriba’. The first novel in the series, ‘The Dry Lands,’ was published in 2012, with the second, ‘Caves of the Seers,’ scheduled for release in early in 2014. His sci-fi thriller ‘Outlivers,’ again written for both adults and young adults alike, is to be released in Autumn of 2013. This will be followed by the post-global warming, high-seas adventure ‘Among The Wreckage.’
Simon has also written non-fiction, in particular on the subjects of copywriting and search engine optimisation. He studied English literature at the University of York in the UK and has worked as a journalist and copywriter for the past twenty years. He currently lives in Devon, England, with a woman, three cats and two Airedale terriers.
Extended samples of Simon's books (usually the first five chapters) are available on his website at simontownley.com.

Where to find Simon J Townley online

Books

Outlivers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,980. Language: British English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The outlivers own everything – and everyone Medical advances have brought extended long life – but only for the privileged, elderly elite. The old live in luxury, the young are slaves. Chosen as a ‘companion’ for a 200-year-old man, martial arts prodigy Theia McKai faces a stark choice – submit or fight back and endanger everyone she loves. A dystopian thriller for adults and young-adults alike.
Doguar and the Baboons of War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,780. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Meet Doguar - mind of a Zen monk, body of an Airedale Terrier Doguar is a genetically enhanced Airedale Terrier with near-human intelligence. But is he smart enough to stop the evil genetics corporation? Will he defuse the time-bomb in his own DNA? And can he save his beloved Ruby from the men who want to dissect her brain? A biopunk adventure for middle graders, young adults and adults.
The Broken Road
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,680. Language: British English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Ten short stories around the themes of the wasteland, the post-apocalypse, spirituality, sanity, madness, war, enlightenment and liberation. Stories in this collection include: Remnants New Recruits Buried Deep The Frail Man The Secret Weapon If You Find This… The Patient Die Again Today Buddha on the Road Children of the Dome
SEO For Writers And Bloggers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: British English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Web / search engines, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing
Master search engine optimisation and go from SEO novice to expert in a matter of hours. Save yourself weeks of research. Write for both readers and search engines, and attract more visitors to your website Learn to research keywords and where to use them 50 pages of facts, tricks, strategies, tips and essential information, explained in clear English. No jargon here. It’s SEO made easy.
Ball Machine - The Inside Story of the Lies, Seductions and Sporting Triumphs of the Android Vitas Rodriguez
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,930. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Sports
Can an android win Wimbledon? Or the soccer World Cup? What about the heart of a beautiful woman? Built as a glorified ball machine, Vitas Rodriguez is the world’s most advanced android - strong, fast, tireless and smart. Equipped with the revolutionary quantum entanglement processor, he’s sentient, athletic, handsome, and unstoppable. He knows how to learn. And he loves to win.
Lost In Thought
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,380. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A secret that could change the world is lost inside a scientist’s comatose mind. A team of doctors and police use the breakthrough Brainscape device to enter his subconscious with estranged son Luke along for the ride. But in the labyrinth of the Brainscape, death is real. Enemies lurk behind every memory. Secrets spawn riddles wrapped in metaphor. Stories come alive. And monsters are made flesh.