My Book and Advocacy Writing
Most Recent Book Title
Addicted To Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat
Book Description
"The Cruelest Lies Are Often Told In Silence" RLS

How does a good girl go bad? Based on a true story, told in the author's own words, without polish or prose, this haunting tale of addiction, family secrets, abuse, sexual misconduct, destruction, crime and.... recovery! One day at a time, one page at a time. Learn of this remarkable and brave story.

Additional Book Titles
TEN THE HARD WAY: True Stories of Addiction and Recovery
The Little Book of Sobriety
Location (city/state/country)
Phoenix, Arizona United States
Author bio
Catherine Townsend-Lyon is the best-selling Author of her shocking debut Memoir “Addicted To Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat. She has fast become well known in the addiction & recovery communities. Her book shares her raw, unedited and haunting past of gambling addiction, living with mental health challenges, a childhood trauma, and abuse survivor, as she helps many in recovery and advocates about these important issues to Shatter Stigma, Raise Awareness, and Educate the public, and those who have been ‘touched’ by the same.

Her mission is to spread HOPE to others looking to recover and warn that suicide is not an option or answer for someone with a gambling addiction.

“I’m just a regular woman who wanted to share my personal story about a very big addiction.” NO, I am not rich, famous, or a reality star, I just wanted to share what I’ve been through so others can have more understanding of problem & addicted gambling, and how devastating and cunning this disease is as it devastates your life and how you can recover!”

“Gambling addiction is the hush, hush addiction no one talks about. That now needs to change when 2.9% of our population are problem gamblers thanks to the expansion of Indian casinos and state lotteries in the US."

GAMBLING ADDICTION: currently id the #1 addiction claiming lives by "suicide" than any other addiction.”
Professional Speaker Topics
Gambling Addiction Recovery, Living with Mental Health challenges maintaining recovery, Relapse Prevention, Recovery Service. My 2nd Passions are writing all things literary marketing and your brand as an author and writer.
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

About Addiction:

"The cruelest lies are often told in silence"...
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Writing and Authoring Books:

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ... ~Maya Angelou

  • Currently Writing a Memoir With a Former NFL Wide Receiver~Vance Johnson

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