Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

Interview with Chris Stralyn, author of This Time You Lose


Today I have with me author Chris Stralyn, who writes suspense thrillers. It is my pleasure to invite her, as I have never had a suspense thriller author on the blog. This got very interesting, as I was able to ask all the questions I had about writing thrillers! So, lets jump in and get started with this interview!

Interview with Chris Stralyn,

author of This Time You Lose

Describe your book? What genre would you classify it into?

Genre: Suspense/Thriller

What would you do if street thugs invaded your home? What if you’re a child care provider, caring for a dozen kids 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.

How did you come up with the idea for the book?

Years ago, a neighboring community was plagued with a series of home invasions. A childcare provider myself at the time, I wondered what would happen if one of these invasions occurred in a childcare home. A woman home alone, caring for up to a dozen children in a deserted, middle-class neighborhood made the perfect target for one of these invasions – and thus my story was born.

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