Chris Stralyn never intended to be a writer. Short-order cook, security guard, safety officer, childcare provider, and teacher were all titles she’d worn – but never writer. Then she entered an essay contest for “The Worst Vacation Ever” and won. Writing became her new hobby, and soon she had several articles in print with local publications. This was followed by a short story, The Khaki Pants, which was published by RDR Publishing in an anthology that went on to sell over a million copies.
A suspense thriller was her next undertaking, and in 2008 This Time You Lose was named a finalist in the TNBW Strongest Start Novel Competition. Four months later it earned the distinction of being a TNBW Readers Choice Top Ten Novel, and has remained on the Top Ten list ever since.
Chris Stralyn continues to put pen to paper in her endeavour to appease the Muse within. She lives in Michigan with her husband and family.
**Short Story**True Story**
Ever have one of those vacations where you thought it couldn't get any worse, and then it did? Told with wit & humor, Khaki Pants - A Vacation Story makes you thankful for the vacations where only a little bit went wrong!
This is a reprint of the original story that started author Chris Stralyn on the path to success & includes a Bonus Excerpt from This Time You Lose.
What would you do if street thugs invaded your home? What if you’re a daycare provider, caring for a dozen children at the time?
Lisa Kaamp, a most unlikely heroine, faces just such a nightmare in This Time You Lose, the terrifying story of one woman’s struggle to survive when she and the children she cares for become victims of a home invasion gone terribly wrong.