Catherine Townsend-Lyon

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in Toms River, NJ, The United States
November 26, 1962

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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." Catherine's Memoir is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, and Walmart.com..

Her book is an in-depth and raw look inside gambling addiction as she takes readers on a journey of an addict and other topics that has 'touched' her life, starting as a little girl into adulthood. Not all children are raised in an "angelic environment" and may be the roots to why she turned to addiction.

Catherine had taken a dark path, trying to elude the past childhood pain of those traumatic events. She began using gambling as an escape into a "dream world" to forget, if only for a few hours fro
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Catherine Townsend-Lyon This is actually a good question. My first book came very easy to me. I'm just about finished with book two, but it was much harder this time around.
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This is actually a good question. My first book came very easy to me. I'm just about finished with book two, but it was much harder this time around.
Some is doing a lot more research, and sharing good resources in this one.

I would and do meditate a lot to help writers block, listen to Soundscapes when I write. I also take breaks needed to clear my mind and be focused as I suffer AADD. So I can easily get distracted. I think not being on a deadline from a publisher helps. No stress to have to get your book done.

I'm not your professional or conventional writer. I write from my heart and feelings. To me there is a difference. My readers feel like they are on my recovery journey with me. It's why I continue my book Addicted To Dimes as an online journal. http://CatherineLyonAddictedToDimes.w...

I continue to write, blog and share what it's like living life in recovery.(less)
Catherine Townsend-Lyon I guess I'd have to say, all the wonderful doors that have opened for me. I have had many blessed opportunities to share my book and story on many…moreI guess I'd have to say, all the wonderful doors that have opened for me. I have had many blessed opportunities to share my book and story on many Radio Shows, Internet Podcasts, a few articles have been written and shared through major media outlets. I've been involved in studies on suicide prevention for first responders through the University of Melbourne, and just this past week, another article that I was interviewed by: Elaine Meyer, of NY Columbia University Dept. of Public Health.

It is research and study about The Health Cost Gambling is having on our population, and the negative impact in our communities. Here is the link:
http://the2x2project.org/gambling-pub...

It's one of the best Gambling Impact Articles I have read in my 8 years in recovery. So again, many doors have opened so I can reach and help more people in and reaching out for recovery.(less)
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Addicted to Dimes

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Who doesn’t need a fresh start? That’s exactly what Shelby Burch was looking for. What she didn’t expect to find was Spencer Webster. Find out how Shelby’s fresh start led to finding true love, in this sexy love story.

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Leaning On Love, book 2 in the Strong Hearts Collection is available now at Amazon and free on Kindle Unlimited!



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Six months ago, a letter from my mother changed my life.



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Exceptional Fiction Memoir...

If you happened to have read Author, Joe Siccardi's debut book of "Heaven Shining Through" like I did?

Then you are going to enjoy reading this new full-length novel, the follow-up and the full story about the main charac
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My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am by Maureen Scanlon
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Learning Healthy Life Limits and Happiness

I wish this book were out years ago as it would have been a great help to me! Maureen dives right in the beginning with the first chapters! "Come and find where your morning "happy place" is before you start
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My Name Is Sam ... and Heaven Is Still Shining Through by Joe Siccardi
"My Name Is Sam ... and Heaven Is Still Shining Through is another fabulous read by Joe Siccardi. This is a Christian based fictional memoir about Sam and her life struggles. It is quite an emotional but yet inspiring journey. I enjoyed getting to..." Read more of this review »
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Another Amazing and OH MY, So Funny Read!

Since I have started backward, and just how I am as a reader, Lol! Here is another 'hilarious escapade and perils" of Mr. Derwood Tuggbottom!

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Wisdom From a Father by Joe Siccardi
"While reading Wisdom From a Father and getting absorbed in all facets of the author's work, I tried to maintain a frame of mind to be honest about this review. From a genuine, heartfelt, expositional standpoint, the personal vignettes are a touchi..." Read more of this review »
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More of Catherine's books…
“Just because you may live your life in recovery, surely doesn't mean the PARTY IS OVER, Nope!, it just means you can remember what you DID LAST NIGHT!".LOL”
Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Addicted to Dimes

“An authors publication date never matters, a book not read yet will always be New"...”
Author Catherine Lyon a

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Dr. Seuss

“Just because you may live your life in recovery, surely doesn't mean the PARTY IS OVER, Nope!, it just means you can remember what you DID LAST NIGHT!".LOL”
Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Addicted to Dimes

“A lesson taught with humor is a lesson retained.”
Ruth K. Westheimer

“Every day is Make a Difference Day.
1. Try a Little Tenderness.
2. A Change of Heart Changes Everything.
3. Choose Integrity as your True North and you will never get lost. (Professional athletes wise up.)”
Steve William Laible

“Whatever character you give your children shall be their future.”
Steve William Laible

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