Catherine Townsend-Lyon is the author and writer of her memoir, “Addicted to Dimes: Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat,” released November 2013., and a contributing co-author of “Ten The Hard Way: True Stories of Addiction and Recovery,” released in October 2017, both available on Amazon, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble online.
Catherine is well known as a ‘Gambling Recovery Expert’ as she writes and shares her recovery experiences from addicted gambling within recovery in many forms throughout many platforms. She is the founder of “Bet Free Recovery Now (dot) com,” a popular recovery website/blog she runs to share hope and help to those who may suffer in silence from problem gambling and share resources.
Born in New Jersey, raised in Southern California, Catherine spent 26+years in Southern Oregon and became entangled in gambling addiction at the age of thirty-five. She is a sexual abuse and trauma survivor and dually diagnosed with mental health challenges while maintaining recovery for 14+years as well. She learned the roots of why she began using gambling as a coping skill and to escape from her past hurtful childhood. Now, after two failed suicide attempts, treatment, and doing the hard work to claim her life back, Catherine has overcome this addiction through faith, redemption, and grace.
Today, Catherine thrives in recovery as she says, “she has a better life today than before she became an addict.” In 2013, Catherine started a home-based business of book marketing and consulting to help new authors learn where and how to promote their books effectively. She heard from authors who were paying way too much for book marketing and promotions and wanted to help.
Catherine opened and now runs an online business called Lyon Literary Consulting & Marketing, where she custom builds strategic marketing plans for authors to follow to gain exceptional exposure, earn more sales and gain more book reviews. It teaches authors what it takes to promote all their literary works. Catherine and her husband of 33-years now reside in N. Phoenix, Arizona. When she is not working, Catherine and her husband enjoy travel, rafting, swimming, and spending time with their family of fur babies as she is a cat lover at heart.
Connect with Catherine on Social Media and Visit Her Websites
Business & Book Website: https://CatLyonsReadingDen.com
Recovery Website: https://BetFreeRecoveryNow.com
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Catherine-Townsend-Lyon/e/B00BPY6VXA%3Fref=
“Today my Life & Recovery are FABULOUS! ~Catherine Townsend-Lyon“