Catherine Townsend-Lyon ~ Advocate/Author

Sunny, Arizona

Catherine Townsend-Lyon is the best selling TKG author of her shocking debut book titled; "Addicted To Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat." Both are an in-depth raw, and without prose look inside gambling addiction as she takes readers on a journey of other topics that 'touched' her life, starting as a little girl into adulthood. Not all children are raised in an "angelic environment."

She had taken a dark path, trying to elude the past childhood pain of those traumatic events. She began using gambling as a coping skill and escape into a "dream world" to forget, if only for a few hours from the haunting memories of her childhood sex abuse, parental verbal and physical abuse, and lived with undiagnosed mental/emotional illness for years. Shaping the "perfect storm, she became addicted to gambling along with alcohol abuse. Gambling to be for fun and entertainment became her worst nightmare and almost took her life, twice.

Now in recovery nearly ten years, Catherine has become well known in the addiction/recovery communities and is a loud advocate of gambling addiction, mental health, and advocates to stop expansions of Indian Casinos and State Lottery offerings across America. She has been a recovery guest on several 'blog talk and radio' shows sharing her message and advocacy, and she has a large social media following.

Catherine's featured in many media and recovery publications like Columbia University's media release article through the 2x2 "Gambling with America's Health." And most recently for "Time Magazine online coming in Sept 2016." She os a former columnist for "In Recovery Magazine's -The Author's Cafe" for two years and still freelance writes for "Keys To Recovery newspaper." She is also an "Expert Gambling Recovery Blogger" for "Addictionland," of Founder/Author, Cate Stevens along with other recovery experts along like Christopher Kennedy-Lawford. Now co-writing with Vance Johnson, former Denver Bronco of his new Memoir.

Catherine lives in Arizona and So. Oregon. She is married to her husband for 27 years. She is a 'Cat Lover' and has three, Miss Princess, Mr. Boots, and Simon Peter. She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and swimming.

She is the former owner/book promotions business called: "Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions" and had promoted for many authors across social media. She is currently finishing her second and third books due out late 2017. She is co-authoring books with two first time authors. One a retired NFL Pro.

Best Selling TKG Author of her debut book, "Addicted To Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat" available on Amazon & Barnes & Noble books.

About Recovery:
"I Live Life In Recovery, But My "PASSIONS are writing, blogging, being an author, and not let my disabilities get in the way. Being of recovery service to others. "We Can Recover as we are Everywhere" . . .

About Book Promoting: "A books publish date doesn't matter, as long as a reader has not read your book, then it is still a new book!"
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