Catherine Townsend-Lyon is the best-selling 'Kodel Group's' 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 .... more
Catherine Townsend-Lyon is the best-selling 'Kodel Group's' 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.
"Some children are not 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. And toward the end alcohol abuse. Gambling, a form of 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 and blog following.
Catherine's featured in many media and recovery publications like Columbia University's media release article through the 2x2 Project.org "Gambling with America's Health." And most recently for "Time Magazine online coming in Sept 2016." She currently writes a column for "In Recovery Magazine's -The Author's Cafe" and is a freelance writer 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 Lawford Kennedy and Patty Powers.
Catherine lives in sunny Arizona and So. Oregon. She is married to her husband, Tom 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 owns and runs an online book promotions business called: "Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions" and promotes for many authors across social media.
She is currently finishing her second and third books due out late 2016 and early 2017. Catherine can be reached by email: LyonMedia@aol.com
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