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Josie Townsend

Australian Author

New Release

Once was a Girl

A harrowing Journey
Australian Drama

Embark on a journey of personal transformation in Josie Townsend's raw and riveting autobiography, 'Once Was a Girl.' Set against the backdrop of Australia, this gripping true story follows Josie, a young woman whose dreams of prosperity are challenged by the twists and turns of fate.

From the bustling streets of Sydney to the vast expanse of the Outback, Josie faces a series of trials that test her resilience and inner strength. Through heartache, betrayal, and moments of profound self-discovery, she navigates the complexities of life, love, andpersonal relationships.

As Josie shares her intimate struggles and triumphs, readers are drawn into a narrative that is both captivating and controversial. With unflinching honesty, she confronts the harsh realities of abuse and adversity, while also embracing the transformative power of suffering and growth.
'Once Was a Girl' is more than just a memoir—it's a testament to the human spirit's capacity
for resilience and redemption. Through Josie's courageous journey, readers will find inspiration to embrace their own challenges and emerge stronger, wiser, and more authentically themselves.


Join Josie as she discovers the true meaning of self-worth, love,and the blessings that emerge from life's greatest hardships.


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Latest Release

Cant See Around Corners
Supernatural Thriller

In the gilded halls of the Karce Empire, twins Sharon and Annie are bound by blood, but torn apart by treachery.

As they embark on a journey to Europe, their opulent world unravels to reveal a dark underbelly of malice and deceit lurking beneath their facade of happiness.

In a chilling twist of fate, Annie stumbles upon an ancient pendant once owned by Vlad the Impaler, unleashing a malevolent force that preys on Sharon's bitterness, igniting a sinister rivalry between the sisters.

As jealousy and resentment escalate, the once unbreakable bond shatters, leading to a series of harrowing events that will forever change their lives.

With the legacy of the Karce Empire hanging in the balance, the twins' descent into darkness threatens to consume all they hold dear. Can their family survive the demonic entity
unleashed by their own secrets, or will their once revered dynasty crumble under the weight of betrayal?


From the depths of fraternal conflict to the heights of supernatural intrigue, "Can't See Around Corners" is a gripping tale of twins and treachery that will haunt you long after the final page is turned. Prepare to be spellbound by this mesmerizing saga of power, passion, and the price of ambition.

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Upcoming  Release

Shadow Bear
Supernatural Thriller

Orphaned at the tender age of six, Kane grew up in a remote Buddhist monastery high in the Japanese Alps. From the beginning, he knew he was different—his unusually large frame and stature made him a target of relentless torment.

The monastery was strict, and the high priest monks were masters of ninjitsu, imposing rigorous daily training on the boys. Despite the hardships, Kane blossomed into a martial arts prodigy. But during a fateful sparring match orchestrated by one of his rivals, Kane accidentally kills his opponent. With a mob of relentless ninjas hot on his trail, Kane flees the only home he's ever known.

As the hunt begins, Kane's life changes forever. He begins to gradually reshape into his true identity and power, transforming into the demonic Shadow Bear. In a race against time and his own dark transformation, will Kane master the beast within or be consumed by it?


The legend of the Shadow Bear is about to be unleashed.

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Shadow Bear
Supernatural Thriller

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'Cant See Around Corners' will keep you at the edge of your seat from start to finish.

The twists and turns are most unexpected. The betrayals and secret alliances were astonishing to discover. The author sets you up to think one way about the characters and reveals something completely different about them.

You will never guess what’s coming next.

'Recommend to all mystery and thriller lovers.'

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Praise & Reviews

'There Once Was a Girl' is an undeniably compelling story. Townsend so skillfully portrays Josie’s inner life that her often-questionable choices are entirely believable.

Readers will be eager to learn how she makes it to the other side of them."

‘Undeniably Compelling Story’
BlueInk Reviews

The unconventional and slightly eccentric nature of 'Cant See Around Corners' appealed to my penchant for dark tales and complex characters. Josie's skill in crafting phenomenal scenes left me in awe.

I was impressed by the adept handling of pacing, as the story effortlessly maintained my undivided attention from beginning to end. 

'A Gripping and poigant family saga infused with Supernatural Elements'

Writers Write

'Can't See Around Corners' was an intense, tragic, family saga with a pinch of supernatural elements thrown into it.  The book had this hypnotic effect and the writing was just beautiful.

The story was very out of the box and quite funky. The plot was fast-paced and it had enough drama to keep us guessing.

A lot of allegories were used to convey that money doesn't make a person good and character is what really matters at the end of the day. Money also makes people too greedy and do unthinkable things."

'This story was very out of the box and quite funky'

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Author Bio

Hear from Josie, in her own words! 

Josie tells her story while exploring her inspiration for her novels and an upcoming sneak peek of her upcoming book, Shadow Bear!

Josie, Who is She?


About Josie Townsend

Josie Townsend was born in regional NSW Australia, the eldest daughter of five children. She started writing at the age of 55yrs old and has self-published two manuscripts and a third on the way. At the young age of 21, Josie had a car accident and lost sight in her left eye, so as a vision-impaired writer it was even more difficult for her to write but she endeavour's to follow her heart's desires and keep moving forward in life. Even through her struggles, she believes in never letting life's hardships hold you hostage like you're its victim.

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