August 6, 2021/Comments Off on Episode 596 with guest Tonya L Matthews
Tonya grew up on a family farm in Riverside, Kentucky. Her father recognized early on that hoeing tobacco and running hogs weren’t in her skill set. He opted to send her to college. Graduating from Western Kentucky University with honors, Tonya went on to support the business community for two decades as an executive for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce where she served a primary role in the organization’s multiple national honors.
Tonya has found writing to be a healthy escape and effective therapy in tough seasons throughout her life. Tonya began writing Treasure atop the Mountain 15 years ago when she and her husband were trying to start their family and encountered multiple disappointments. Ultimately, they signed up to be foster parents and adopted. Tonya’s been married to Todd Matthews for 25 years. They have two grown daughters. In August 2019, she published Treasure atop the Mountain—a fiction novel based on real-life emotions that can be related to by many. Tonya’s second novel in the TREASURE series, Roxie Applesauce, releases in August.
Howdy Ya’ll, I am Kathy Lynn Mackison, aka Coach krazy Kat ~ the Tour Guide from Stuck. I help people move through Stuck so they can courageously move into their Beautiful Life. I was an accounting professional for twenty-two years, taking positions of increasing responsibility and living in eight states. I am now living in South Carolina next to my beloved grandparents, Rose and Charlie Byrd. We live on #byrdfarm, where my grandfather Charlie was born in 1931. I am a published author of AWKWARDly Beautiful, 7 AWKWARD Steps from Stuck to Your Beautiful Life. I am CEO of AWKWARDly Beautiful, which helps people moving through stuck with books, coaching programs, blogs and support. I am also passionate about helping people! My current focus is Team LEE. LEE stands for Loving Everyone Eternally. Team Lee was founded by my cousin Ashley Fuller. Team LEE is a group of individuals who are committed to serving others who live in impoverished areas around the world. Our current focus is Uganda, where the level of poverty is almost incomprehensible. Ashley is working to move to Uganda, and I am dedicating 100% of the profits from my book to Team LEE and other organizations like it.