Christopher Stollar is the award-winning author of The Black Lens, a dark literary thriller that exposes the underbelly of sex trafficking in rural America. The author’s debut novel won Grand Prize in the 2016 Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards. It also became a Finalist in the Indie Book Awards and a Semifinalist in the Book Pipeline Competition. In addition, the script version of The Black Lens is currently under an Option Agreement with an independent producer based in Ohio. As a former reporter with a master’s degree in journalism, Stollar conducted more than three years of research in Ohio for The Black Lens, including interviews with survivors, social workers and police officers. He is donating 10 percent of his earnings from this book to local organizations that battle modern slavery. The author lives with his wife and two children in Columbus. Learn more at http://christopherstollar.com/.
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