Retired therapist, Christy Monson, had a successful counseling practice in Las Vegas, Nevada as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Since her retirement, Christy has built a business writing books – both fiction and non-fiction. In this interview, Christy talked about her passion for writing and described her writing process.
Highlights from the Interview
[0:45] Christy talked about her life as a therapist before she retired and her love of writing.
[1:46] Christy stated she was in private practice for 15 years and explains why she decided to retire.
[2:49] Christy discussed how she built her private practice.
[4:53] Christy shared that she sold her practice upon retirement.
[7:34] Christy discussed some of her self-help books. She shared that she makes book sales via appearing as a guest on podcasts, posting on twitter, writing blog posts, and public speaking.
[8:20] Christy shared what she likes about writing.
[11:21] Christy talked about how her father was killed when she was 6 years old and the reason why her book for children is close to her heart.
[14:10] Christy shares how she started as a writer.
[17:25] Christy reported that amazon is her main source of revenue for her books.
[17:58] Christy shares how she structures her time for writing.
[20:04] Christy talks about why she likes writing and why she’s more comfortable writing blog posts than talking to a large group of people.
[22:30] Christy shares that she’s satisfied with her monetary rewards as a writer.
[24:25] Christy shares the best advice she received about writing.
[26:08] Christy gives advice to others who want to write a book.
Bio – Christy Monson, Therapist & Author, Las Vegas, Nevada
Christy Monson has an M.S. in Counseling Psychology and Marriage & Family Therapy from The University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She is retired from a successful counseling practice she had in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been married 50 years and has raised six children who are all college graduates. She loves to write and enjoys adding positive energy to the world.
Love, Hugs, and Hope, When Scary Things Happen
Becoming Free, A Woman’s Guide To Internal Strength
Family Talk: How to Organize Family Meetings to Solve Problems and Strengthen Family Relationships
You can find out more about Christy at her website.