About Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D.:
Rev. Dr., Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., DCC, DDV, DD, IMAC, NCIP is an International Master Coach, trainer, best-selling author, writer, poet, speaker, a Diplomate Christian counselor, and therapist, he is Board Certified in Family, Developmental, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Grief Counseling, the Reverend is a NCIP interventionist, a Domestic Violence Advocate, Associate Professor for DCU, a Provincial Superintendent (to be consecrated a Bishop in 2016) and so much more; he is an expert in the field of Addiction and Recovery. He is also the Director of a Residential Recovery Facility New Beginning Ministry, Inc. and President and CEO of Phase IIC Coaching, LLC., The Program Director for The Addictions Academy, and the Editor in Chief for Addicted Minds & Associates. The Reverend has over forty-seven years of experience with the AA program. He has been working in the addiction recovery field for almost two decades, has helped thousands of individuals and their families overcome all types of addictions, substance abuse, alcoholism, process addiction, shame and guilt, relationship and communication problems, anger management, inner healing, self-image, interventions and much more. He is a published author and has published thousands of poems and articles published throughout the United States and other Nations, he has been interviewed on numerous radio talk shows, television, published in magazines, newspapers, books, and online publications; he has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and the BBC in the UK. Rev. Kev is a former State, National & World- Champion Powerlifter, and still holds several records. He loves to write, read, teach, listen to music, and spend time with people and dogs. His parents are his heroes.
What inspires you to write?
I started writing poetry about twenty years ago when a friend overdosed and died. I just never stopped poetry then articles, then books. I love to write and teach! Today, with the drug epidemic, it’s about education, awareness, and prevention to help save lives.
Tell us about your writing process.
Writing for me is like therapy. I just write and write. Sometimes I write for twenty straight hours. Sometimes I will outline a book; however, most of the time I don’t. I just let the words flow out of me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I’m a nonfiction writer but I talk to my dogs while I write.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just keep writing, no matter what anyone thinks or says, just write. To be good you need to read books, look at what other authors are doing, styles, sentence structure, etc. To be an author, you also need to learn about marketing if you self-publish.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have friends that are authors and I asked them.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It seems like self-publishing is the way to go.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Nonfiction, Addiction Recovery, Twelve Step, Spirituality, Self-Help
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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