1) Townsend, John Sims (1952-) clinical psychologist, leadership coach and organizational consultant and author of Hiding from love
2) Townsend, John (1955-) prolific writer of books for reluctant readers as well as plays and author of Incredible arachnids
3) Townsend, John, (1944-), leadership trainer and author of The trainer's pocketbook.
4) Townsend, J. G. (John G.) (1945-), martial arts master and author of Self-Defense for Peaceable People
5) Townsend, John S., author of Legion of the dammed.
6) Townsend, John Howard (1924-) author of The Young Devils
7) Townsend, John Stanley (1928-), historian, economic adviser and author of Proconsul to the Middle East.
8) Townsend, John (1757-1826), reverend and author of Nine Discourses on Prayer
9) John Townsend - book seller and author of Historical notes on some chess players