“I nominated Christian for Ploughshares Literary Magazine‘s New Writers edition for his short story, Cold, based on the exceptional quality of his writing and ability to depict the complicated emotional landscapes on the darker side of human relationships. I foresee for him a very successful future as an author, leader and humanitarian.”                                                                      

Catherine Ryan Hyde, Author of the bestselling novel Pay It Forward

“Christian is passionate about writing, teaching, and editing. He is true to his vision, always bringing frothy and full-bodied emotion into his work. He is one of those rare people who can access his inner world as if it were root beer on tap. That makes for an intimate connection between heart and writing.

Throwing honesty onto the page is his specialty. Having collaborated with him over the course of many years, I know him to be a talented and generous friend (including being a great listener), a dog whisperer extraordinaire, and a man 100% devoted to his writing as an integral part of his life…”                              

Karen Albright Lin, Author, Mu-shu Mac & Cheese

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Christian for nearly 40 years. He has been a friend, colleague, mentor and motivator at different points during our relationship. He has the qualities of a modern day renaissance man, having exceptional talents in multiple and diverse artistic and business disciplines. Christian is someone I’ve trusted and lent my trust to and believe him to be a man of strong character and integrity. He never makes promises he doesn’t intend to keep.  In this way he has earned my undying trust.”  

Dean Rizzuto, Flatirons Consulting

“Christian is a leader in creating safe environments for writers to flourish. His facilitation skills keep groups on task while still making it fun and creative. He knows about writing and how to inspire the best of each person. I highly recommend Christian for writers looking for knowledgeable, honest and caring guidance to take them to the next level.”   

Susan Scott,  CEO, CORE Calling

“Christian’s advice comes from a place of experience won through hard work. He is able to empathize with the difficulties inherent to the craft while simultaneously offering practical, applicable solutions to the challenges which arise. His guidance yielded immediate, measurable results when I put it into practice, as if a floodgate had opened within the creative centers of my mind.”

Wade Daniels, Writer/Student

“I’ve benefitted in so many ways with Christian’s helpful editing and suggestions and, equally important, his encouragement, his ability to point out what shines. For emerging writers, a self-esteem-building mentor is priceless. Christian’s own unique writing voice leaves me doubtless about his future success as a bestselling author. Christian Marcus Lyons is well on his way to becoming a household name in the literary world.”

Tricia Sutton, Writer

“Christian has been a constant source of inspiration, motivation, encouragement and support — and much humor! With his gentle, firm and sometimes downright blunt guidance, I have clarity in my purpose and a strategy to translate my vision into reality. He has helped me navigate rough terrain, held me up when I am down and cheered me on when I am on a roll. He has kept me accountable to myself, taught me new skills, and reminded me to value myself — without reservation!”

Trevor J. Tod, Graphic Design/Artist