Easter Is All About Kim Carter, Author, and Her Amazing Award-Winning Book Series. “A Clara and Iris Mystery” With More Coming!

Hello and Welcome Avid Readers, Friends, and New Reader Visitors,

Well, Cat has to apologize as I had been pulled away for a wee bit due to my new website of “Lyon Media Services.”   has been coming together and NOW expanding my Author and Media marketing to include more mainstream media services for not only authors and book promoting but now helping Businesses and Recovery Events too! I’ll be doing a launch and sale for my newly expanding business and services very SOON! But today is all about my amazing friend and Best-Selling Author, Kim Carter …SO, here we go!

If YOU have not yet read one of her Deeply, Suspense filled Mysteries? You have not read a Real, Gripping, Page-Turning Mystery . . .


Kim Carter

Kim is an author of suspense, mystery and thriller novels. She was a finalist in the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and recipient of the 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for her book Murder Among The Tombstones. This is the first book in her Clara and Iris Mystery series. The characters in this series are a couple of overly curious widows who become private investigators and were inspired by Kim’s mother and her mom’s best friend. 

Her other titles include: When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds, No Second Chances, And The Forecast Called For Rain, and Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle. 

Kim’s writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a couple of years. An avid reader of mystery novels, she embarked on writing as a means of filling her time. Kim shared those early writings with friends and family who encouraged her to pursue writing professionally. Her health struggles and successes have been chronicled on The Lifetime Television in early 2000, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women’s Day Magazine, and Guideposts. 

Before her illness, Kim worked in many different capacities in county government ranging from Park Director with Parks and Recreation to the Grant Department with Human Services. But, ultimately, it was her job as a correctional officer that provided her the opportunity to interact with a variety of people from all walks of life. Her experiences ran the gamete of inspiring success stories to tragic endings, much like her mysteries.

She self-published her first book No Second Chances. One of the guest speakers at the launch party she had at the Performing Arts Center in Newnan, Georgia included her close friend retired Atlanta Police chief Eldrin Bell. This connection would become helpful as she started doing more research for other books, this time working with a small publishing house.

Kim started networking and made connections with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her research has taken her many places including morgues, death row and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries.

She is a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. Kim and her husband have three grown children and live just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.



Breaking News Avid Mystery Readers! Author, Kim Carter of Raven South Publishing Has A New Novel Series! And new books coming soon …

“The wait is finally over and Author, Kim Carter has blessed mystery readers with another great suspense -filled read. Kim’s New “A Clara and Iris Mystery” novel series and books one and two are released on Amazon online.”

Since winning Best Mystery of the 2017 Readers Choice Book Award and Book one of her series chosen as a 2018 “Killer Nashville Finalist”; Lyon Media Services and Raven South publishing announce her Book Series E-books now on sale Kim’s series titled; “A Clara and Iris Mystery.” The celebration launch has happened, and now Kim is working on her next book, and she’s celebrating with an e-book sale that now includes all of her Mystery Suspense SIX Titles.

Her novel series and stand-alone mysteries are available now on Amazon, Amazon Kindle Store, and Barnes & Noble and E-books are now only $2.99! Book one of ‘Clara and Iris’ is titled; “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” and book two titled; “Murder Among The Tombstones,” is wowing avid readers, are filled with suspenseful thrills – mystery readers and reviewers alike are raving about with all the 4 and 5-Star Reviews!

“I love research and travel visiting cemeteries, morgues and sitting among gravestones to hear the whispers of those departed by murder.” ~Kim Carter, Author

Kim, a “Georgia Southern Belle.” along with her husband Julius have raised three successful grown children. Kim resides in the community of Newnan, 40 miles southwest of Atlanta. One of her favorite things about writing is the traveling and research required to bring her novels to life.

Her research has taken her to places such as morgues, death row, and midnight cemetery visits. Kim is a lover of retired greyhounds, and she and her husband attend many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets greyhounds make after they retire from racing. “I’m the kind of person Newnan readers would love to know more about.”

“A Clara and Iris Mystery – “Two crafty septuagenarian widows, turned private investigators; a crabby Atlanta cop, recovering from a gunshot wound, and a cunning killer who dumps his victims rather appropriately in cemeteries. Those are just a few of the zesty ingredients in Murder among the Tombstone.” ~Author, Ron Yates former journalist of The Chicago Tribune.”

When Atlanta homicide detectives are called in to investigate the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl found dumped in historic Oakland Cemetery; they immediately begin working the case. But with no leads to follow, and their case log growing larger by the day, the murder quickly gets cold. Desperate to keep the investigation of her deceased sister going, Ginger Baines hires two novice sleuths to solve the case.

Widowed, well into their seventies, and new to the world of private investigating, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes. When a second dead body turns up in a neighboring cemetery, the plot thickens. Can a serial killer be on the loose? Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again.

But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones?

Murder Among The Tombstones


Raven South Publishing owned by President/CEO Kelly Keylon had hosted a “Kick-Off”  evening book launch at “The Atlanta Water Gardens”… Which is located at 2165 Cheshire Bridge Rd, NE Atlanta, GA. If you live in Atlanta? Kelly’ Water Gardens is a Must Visit!
Lyon Media Services and Literary Consulting owner Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon has been promoting mad marketing best-selling fine authors like Kim Carter for 7+years. She offers book marketing and exceptional promoting, ghostwriting services as well as represents many high profile clients from former NFL sports pros, actors, and many award-winning authors like Ms. Kim Carter.

Please call Cat of Lyon Media at 1(602)795-6345 for having Kim Carter for an interview, learn about her Traveling Book project, and she enjoys appearing for Book Clubs along with Author Book Signings and Literary Appearances.

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It Is Time “Mystery Readers!” Kim Carter Mysteries Release of Book Two ~ ‘Murder Among The Tombstones.’

It is here! The Time Is Here Mystery Readers! My girl Kim Carter has released book one AND NOW BOOK TWO of The Cara and Iris Novel Mystery Series,” dropped titled; “Murder Among The TOMBSTONES!”

Kim is a ‘Mystery Fan Favorite’ among readers and they all have been patiently waiting for her new series. With fresh new book covers and fantastic new publisher, Raven South Publishing for both “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” and “Murder, both reads of this series will blow your mystery socks off!


Award-Winning Mystery Writer Kim Carter

And? Hold on to your thriller hats because soon after book two releases? Book one will be on E-Book Special Promo Price too! So let’s learn more about both books and go grab “Sweet Dreams” so you can be ready to read….the continuation of this fabulous novel series…


ABOUT Book One – Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle now released on 

Waitress Lizzie Headrick thought she had finally met her prince charming in Dr. Grant Chatsworth. She was young and in love, and their quick courtship ended with the four karat diamond engagement ring of her dreams.
Now residing in one of Buckhead’s finest estates, Lizzie soon learns all that glitters is not gold. Her handsome husband, a renowned cardiac surgeon, and developer of a new congestive heart failure drug was becoming cruel and controlling. She finds herself captive in the vast expanse of his estate without a phone or car, and under the watchful eye of Flossie who runs the household. 

When Lizzie discovers that Cardiac Care Research, his drug development company, is a Ponzi scheme, she realizes her life could be in danger if she doesn’t somehow escape the gated mansion on the hill. Her only hope is to get to Biloxi, Mississippi and seek refuge with her sister, Maggie. Maggie and her husband, Leland, quickly find a safe harbor for Lizzie in a house on the bayou. However, the house at the end of the street might not be the quiet retreat Lizzie was hoping for. 

As the confines of her hideaway close in on her, she retreats to the small historical cemetery next door where the small, damaged tombstone of a child soon catches her eye and captures her heart. Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seeks justice. 

As her husband’s empire begins to crumble, he’s more determined than ever to find Lizzie and eliminate her. But, will the mystery of the small tombstone shatter Lizzie’s life first?


ABOUT The New Release ~ “Murder Among The TOMBSTONES”

When Atlanta homicide detectives are called in to investigate the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl found dumped in historic Oakland Cemetery, they immediately begin working the case.  But with no leads to follow, and their case log growing larger by the day, the murder quickly grows cold.

Desperate to keep the investigation of her deceased sister going, Ginger Baines hires two novice sleuths to solve the case.  Widowed, well into their seventies, and new to the world of private investigating, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes.

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When a second body is found in a neighboring cemetery, the plot thickens.  With two bodies wrapped, almost lovingly, in a soft blanket before being discarded in a cemetery, could a serial killer be on the loose?

Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again.  But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones? Grab your Copy Today!



Early Reviews and Editorials:

“Two crafty septuagenarian widow’s turned private investigators; a crabby Atlanta cop recovering from a gunshot wound, and a cunning killer who dumps his victims rather appropriately in cemeteries. Those are just a few of the zesty ingredients in Murder among the Tombstones, the latest whodunit by Georgia-based mystery writer Kim Carter. It’s a fast-paced, twister of a mystery that keeps you turning pages until the very end.

–Ronald Yates, foreign correspondent for The Chicago Tribune and author of the Billy Battles Trilogy.


‘A killer crime/mystery novel by the queen of suspense, Kim Carter. Unnerving, exciting, and captivating!’    – Best-selling Horror Author -Wesley Thomas


“The wait is finally over and Author Kim Carter has blessed the readers with yet another great suspense -filled read. Her dynamic pen is one of the smoothest I have read. I was able to replay her words in my head, creating a consistent, flowing movie full of action and emotion. Carter has a gift for detail, dropping things here and there, just enough to give us a mental picture. She grabbed and twisted me up in her world from the first paragraph till the last.”   ~Lissha Sadler “MZWRP”


About Kim Carter:

Kim and her husband Julius have raised three beautiful successful grown children and have vested in retired greyhounds, and they enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets they make after retirement.

Kim, a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. She worked in Human Services in the Grant Division before becoming an author. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time to come for her avid readers.


You can learn about all of Author, Kim Carter’s books, connect with her now on
GoodReads   Twitter and on her  Facebook Fan Page  


” Presented to Readers by “Cat Lyon’s Reading & Writing Den! “

Press Release for Rev. Dr. Kevin T Coughlin PhD., New Book Releases.

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KTC Publishing Phase IIC Coaching, LLC Announces Availability of Best-Selling Author Reverend Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. New Books on Addiction and Recovery 07/10/2016
Addictions; What All Parents Need to Know to Survive the Drug Epidemic a Top Ten Best-Seller on Amazon.com’s Top 100 Best-Seller List!



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Beach Lake, PA— 07/11/2016 — Today “Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions” and
KTC Publishing Phase IIC Coaching, LLC announces the immediate availability of Reverend Dr. Coughlin’s three books in paperback as well as e-book on Amazon.com, and his New Release We Can a Collection of Poetry; A Journey Through Addiction and Recovery , on sale in e-book format only at Amazon.com.

“These are Amazing books!,” said Ron E. Siegel, Manager at KTC Publishing Phase IIC Coaching, LLC.

Positive Customer Impact
Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin’s book titled; “Addictions: What All Parents Need to Know to Survive the Drug Epidemic,” is an essential read for parents, clinicians, and those who run treatment centers. Kevin has written an in-depth “how to” for those dealing with a loved one who has been claimed by drug addiction. My favorite is chapter two where Kevin lays out the terminology of many “street” names and the effects drugs has on an addict. Many times you read addiction books, and you have no “clinical” idea what the book is explaining in terms for a regular person to grasp. Not with this book.

Kevin has done an exceptional job in writing. You will find many helpful resources and information to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if a loved one becomes addicted to drugs. He shares help and give’s hope through this book. We know many lives are claimed by the drug epidemic in this country every day. So don’t go it alone. Please, read this book, so your child doesn’t become the next statistic of drug addiction.  ~Recovery Columnist & Writer, Catherine Townsend-Lyon. The author of “Addicted to Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat.”

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
By Jessica Stevens on February 28, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

“This book has brought me so much value! This author’s personal experience with how addiction affected his loved ones and how for him, it affected him emotionally to where it was almost too much to bear, broke my heart. This book was incredibly motivating however, because his loved ones were able to receive the help needed and consequently save their lives.  This book gives real information and hope. It walks you through symptoms to watch for and a myriad of different treatments a person can rely on for help. This book is a must read! Highly recommend! ”

5.0 out of 5 stars
To navigate the treacherous waters of addiction of a loved one. Rev
By Ronald J Frank on April 25, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

“This book is an invaluable resource for families trying to navigate the treacherous waters of addiction of a loved one. Rev. Coughlin has a comprehensive understanding of the myriad challenges a family encounters during every phase of addiction from initial awareness, through choosing a course of action, to understanding what to expect post-treatment. This is an excellent primer for everyone.”

5.0 out of 5-Stars. “Do yourself a favor!”
By Doris on July 6, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

“Do yourself a favor…buy this book…especially if you have kids. Kevin has so much practical advice for parents. The warning signs to look for. What treatment center? The drugs of TODAY are so dangerous and deadly…there is no comparison to the drugs of my high school years. God bless you, Kevin!”

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Lyon Book Promotions Welcomes Author & Recovery Coach, Roger Stark …




Author, Roger Stark writes addiction/recovery books, with two under his belt so far. His first release is titled;  “The Water Fall Concept, A Blueprint for Addiction Recovery.” His most recent new book has just released early June 2016 titled; “Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain: A Recovery GPS:  How to find your path to recovery and not get lost.”  Both books are available in e-book and paperback and sold online on Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle Store, and on the author’s websites: The Waterfall Concept  &  Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain .

Now one of my favorite social media places believe it or not is over on LinkedIn! This is where Roger and I connected. He sent me a message ‘begging me’ to help him promote his new book, well, …. OK, he didn’t quite beg, but he did ask about my promotion services! LOL. LOL. Here is more about both of his books and a wee bit more about him and his co-author, Irwin Morse  ….


About The Book Waterfall Concept:

This is an addicts owner’s manual. It is truly a blueprint for recovery. It is a practical description of addiction and what must be done to recover. Whether the struggle is drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography or any other sexual addiction, it is all covered in this book. It is written with the understanding that only an addict/clinician can have It is the book I wish had been given to me the day I realized, I was in fact, an addict.

In my own recovery from addiction, in my studies which qualified me to practice as an addiction counselor and in my ensuing work with addicts, I have been taught. What I have come to understand is presented here.

Are you seeking to understand addiction or looking to find recovery? Please, let us help. Our goal is to help you understand the mess addiction is.

The Waterfall Concept, A blueprint for addiction recovery, is the new standard in LDS addiction recovery books. It provides insights that give understanding to addiction and well as solutions that lead to recovery. It was written by a recovering addict and trained addiction counselor who combines his life experience, education, cases studies and clinical best practices to produce a truly unique recovery guide.
The Waterfall Concept
(click book to Amazon)

About The New Book Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain:

Inexplicable logic is normal fare in addict land. Friends and family are baffled by the behaviors, antics, and thinking of the addicted one. Their patience, tolerance, and love are depleted quickly. Eventually, their empathy and compassion exhausted, they say the inevitable, “He will just have to hit bottom,” as they shake their heads and walk away.

The tool of self-destruction so effectively wielded by the addict is his own mind. The addict takes a perfectly good brain and, by relying on thinking errors, rationalization, justification, and every form of denial known to man, creates an addict where a person used to be.

“Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain” reviews the return journey from addict land, the learning of how to leave our thinking errors behind. Written around the recovery story of one man from alcohol and sex addiction, clinical notes, and comments appear throughout the story helping the reader to understand this baffling disease. Addicts report being able to see their own behaviors that were previously hidden from them when they are manifest in someone else. Reading George’s (the book’s addicted character) story and misadventures creates ‘aha’ moments of understanding that can open the doors to recovery.

This is definitely a “How To” book. George presents his “legs of a stool” analogy that eloquently describe the needed steps to recovery. The clinician’s voice adds step by step directions on how to gain the key ‘Skills of Recovery.”


Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain: A Recovery GPS: How to find your path to Recovery and not get lost along the way
(click book to Amazon)


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About The Author:

Roger and his wife Susan live in the Pacific Northwest in the great State of Washington.

Roger is an avid bicyclist. Married to his wife Susan for over 45 years, they raised seven children, have eight grandchildren with two more on the way. He and Susan love to travel and see the sites and cultures of the world. They indulge in the sport of Geocaching on their travels. Roger works as a licensed addiction counselor in the State of Washington, (CDP), and is Founder of The Waterfall Concept, located in Vancouver, WA. Visit his website for all the services he offers:  Waterfall Concept .

Roger also offers Mini-Camps through Reveille, Awaken To Recovery.

Designed specifically for addicts, their families and helpers, Reveille Speaking Engagements and Mini-Camps are intensive recovery experiences. The curriculum brings understanding by making sense of the addiction mess and provides the solutions that make recovery possible. These events are specially designed for those who have struggled to find healing or have experienced treatment failure.

Mini-Camps are cost-free and work on:

  • Education – Understanding the disease
  • Planning — Charting the Recovery Path
  • Goals — Outlining the goals of recovery
  • Change — How compulsions are extinguished
  • Helpers — The helpers role
  • Rules of Recovery — The rules that lead to recovery
  • Benchmarks — How we measure success
  • 12 Step Work – The key to spiritual healing
  • Skill Building — Raising the ability to change
  • Tool Gathering – Acquiring the tools of recovery

Usual Suspects — These guarantee recovery failure

“Bring your desire to change, we will show you how.”

About The C0-Author, Irwin Morse:


“Reclaiming your Addicted Brain” is Irwin Morse’s first writing effort. Irwin writes about addiction and recovery from the perspective of his first-hand experiences. This book includes events from his life including his 26-year journey of recovery, some of those events successful, many not. He shares his experiences in an effort to be true to Step 12 of Alcoholics Anonymous: to reach out to the addict who still suffers. Irwin was born and raised in New York and has traveled extensively, including living overseas. He currently resides in the South and is an active supporter of both the AA and SAA communities there. You can learn more on his website: Reclaim Your Addicted Brain  . . . .

Now, I have been working closely with Roger for past the few weeks, and I can tell you he has a great sense of humor and down to earth. I just finished reading his first book, Waterfall Concept and my is it truly a guide to a successful recovery for those who are in early recovery. Great advice and resources in this book!  I also have just started his new book with Irwin, and so far it is an exceptional read. Here are a couple book reviewers take on just how well written and fantastic both books are!

Book Reviews:

WaterFall Concept:  Packed with helpful suggestions

Format: Paperback

“This is an excellent book, filled with information and suggestions to help someone as they struggle with addiction recovery.

Roger Stark is not only an addiction counselor and a recovering addict himself. He approaches this book with the same attitude required of anyone attempting recovery — humility. He offers so many tools in this book and covers all the bases: spiritual, emotional, physical. His suggestions progress from the easiest to follow early recovery techniques to more challenging techniques in later stages and the maintenance phase.

Stark clearly defines what an addict is and describes how they got to their place of addiction. I found it to be a good book for any parent who may have a child that is beginning to use drugs or alcohol as a coping technique for their feelings. I think many of the suggestions could be used as preventative tools, not only as recovery tools.

Stark is positive and encouraging throughout the book. He helps put relapses into perspective so they can become learning experiences rather than stumbling blocks.

What I loved most about his book is that many of his techniques are helpful overall life skills. Anyone can benefit from learning and incorporating the suggestions for coping, self-care, and expressing feelings.

The book had a lot of grammar and punctuation mistakes that made the reader have to work a little too hard. But it was well worth the effort. I strongly recommend this book to anyone, those who are currently in addiction recovery, parents, or anyone looking to become healthier emotionally.

Review of Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain:  “Great Resource

Format: Kindle Edition

“This is a great book about the addict brain and the crazy rationalizations. The book does a great job of helping everyone see how an addict convinces him/herself to act out and not see anything wrong with it. The author offers great advice and sound steps on how to combat this faulty thinking and behavior. I would highly recommend for anyone suffering from addiction.”

.Connect With Roger on Social Media here:

Twitter: @author_RStark
Facebook: Waterfall Concept FB
Facebook: Reclaim Your Addicted Brain FB
Google+ Circle   and connect on Follow on GoodReads


Again I Welcome Roger to “Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions!”
Author/Columnist, Catherine Townsend-Lyon