H.C. Townes was born in 1974, in Eustis Florida. He spent his early years there before moving to South Carolina at the age of ten, where he now resides.
He developed a taste for all things supernatural at a young age, and was inspired by classic tv shows such as Creature Feature, Alfred Hitchcok, Twilight Zone and Scooby Doo. Later, Vampires and Werewolves peeked his interest, and inspired his first full length novel ‘Penance’, currently being written.
H.C. began writing in middle school, dabbling first with poetry, and then broadened into story telling. His early works were kept private or shared only with his wife and friends. Under urging from a handful of his closest friends, he began to publish his works. He fell in love with the mystery and suspense of the classic twist, which is represented in his first three short stories, Quarry Kingdom, Lady of the Ashley, and Gnaw.