Christy, tell us where you were born and where do you live now?
I was born in Medford, Oregon, but I now live in Ogden, Utah.
Hi neighbor! What makes you passionate about writing?
I love writing. It’s my way to relax, escape from the stresses of daily life, and put the things I’m passionate about down on paper.
Amen to that… How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I finished the first draft of the manuscript in about 8 months.
Good job. Who or What inspired you to write this book?â€¨
Christopher Robbins, Familius editor, asked me to write this book. At first I felt a little overwhelmed by the task, but as I got into it, I had a wonderful time remembering all the funny things, the problems, and challenges our family and other’s in my counseling practice faced as they raised their children. I could feel something greater than myself helping me write this book. So, as I got into the manuscript, I began to have a great time. It is one of the most fun writing projects I’ve done in a long time.
Good for you. What is the title of your book?
The book is entitled,Â Family Talk, How to Organize Family Meetings, to Solve Problems and Strengthen Relationships
Very nice, could you give us a back cover blurb?
Back Cover: You’d be amazed at what a little meeting can do. In the safe, loving environment of a family meeting, discover the perfect place to:
- Teach family values
- Set rules, expectations, and consequences
- Solve Problems
- Create family unity
- Plan family outings
- address sibling rivalry
- Foster maturity
- Set financial goals
- Learn from mistakes
- See the good in each other
- Empower children
- Navigate serious issues
- and much, much more
I loved our family meetings. What genre does your book fall under?â€¨
This is a nonfiction book about strengthening family relationships, and increasing the love in your family.
Do you have a favorite story in this book, why?
This book is filled with lots of true stories about families like mine and yours. I’d have to say my favorite story is about our little boy who lit a palm tree on fire with his friends.
I want to know more…What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
This book can have a great impact on families who are willing to hold family councils and work to find solutions to their problems.
Excellent goal. What else might pique the readerâ€™s interest in your book?
This book is a lot of fun to read because of the examples of the things kids do and the way they think. Each story will bring a smile as the reader learns true principles of how to love and nurture a family.
I know that to be true…Where can we find your book?
Links to buy Family Talk
Buy on Amazon
Buy at Familius
Buy the book on my website
About the Author:Â Christy Monson established a successful counseling practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her books,Â Love, Hugs, and Hope: WhenÂ ScaryÂ Things HappenÂ andÂ Becoming Free: A Woman’s Guide To Internal StrengthÂ are published by Familius.
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