Featured Interview With Christy Piper
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I grew up in Panama City Beach, FL. It was a small town in North Florida, but it’s grown a lot since I’ve lived there. Currently, I live in New Hampshire. No pets now, but I’d love to get another dog someday.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I liked super hero comic books as a kid. It inspired me to make up my own stories and drawings, too. One of my college majors ended up being creative writing just because I kept taking the classes and writing! I always knew I’d write books one day.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I like to read any authors who can teach me how to become a better version of myself. Most are nonfiction. Robert Greene, Chris Voss, David Goggins, Teal Swan, Napoleon Hill, Neville Goddard, Marcus Aurelius, Plato, Florence Scovel Shinn.
I also like fiction that is well written, and includes truths about humanity. J.K. Rowling is my favorite.
All these authors inspire my writing. The ones who’ve overcome hardships and turned their pain into lessons to help others get my highest respect. The authors in my writing group are also an inspiration to me.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The book is called Girl, You Deserve More: How to Break His Spell over You, Escape Your Toxic Partner, and Become Independent. It’s filled with the information I wish I’d had years ago when I was going through this myself. It explains the mind games and tactics used by the toxic partner, and gives you the resources and motivation to leave. It is interspersed with stories from my own life experience and other women’s, too.
The book took about a year and a half from starting writing to publish. But I started writing it in my mind and taking notes for it many years ago.
This book makes a perfect gift for someone you care about who needs to get out of a bad relationship, but feels stuck. It is also a perfect desk side companion for mental health counselors and other helping professions. I’m learning that my target reader often wouldn’t think to seek the book out themselves, so sometimes it’s up to others to help them find it.
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