Chris is the author of Whisper (2014) and Nice Girls Endure (2016). She writes books for young adults that vary in genre. Both of her books so far have a strong female lead and deal with current issues.

Three things you may not know about Chris:
  • She would love to write science fiction or fantasy, but she's not had a lot of success with that as of yet.
  • Her writing group has told her that she is "an issue" writer, which is probably true. She works with a lot of at-risk teens at the charter school where she teaches, and their experiences do inspire her.
  • Her students are her beta readers, and she truly respects their insight and knowledge when it comes to young adult literature. She doesn't know what she would do without their commentary.

Books important to Chris:
  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (she reads this book almost annually)
  2. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Find Chris:
Twitter: @ChrisStruykBonn