Imagine you are safely in your home running your day-care business, when someone breaks in and everything is turned upside-down. You not only have yourself to save, but all the children as well.
This is the premise for “This Time You Lose,” a novel written by a local author who has now received national acclaim.
Chris Stralyn, of North Muskegon, is not someone who dreamed of being a writer. She had worked in many industries as a short-order cook, security guard, safety officer, teacher and child care provider, but never a writer.
But her writing career had to begin somewhere and that just so happened to be after a not-so-perfect family vacation. While in Florida, a wheel jumped off their van as Stralyn and her family were driving down the road.
“The accident and chain of events that followed made for a terribly unforgettable vacation,” Stralyn said.
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