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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Travis Thrasher  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Science Fiction

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Travis Thrasher moved to the Chicago area during his junior year of high school. He continues to reside there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from Trinity Christian College, Thrasher landed a job at Tyndale House Publishers as Author Relations Manager. He worked for over a decade in that position, acting as liaison between the publisher and the authors. His first novel, The Promise Remains, was published in 2000. Thrasher is inspired by Stephen King, and he feels most comfortable writing supernatural and horror stories, such as his story Isolation, even though he has had success with other genres, such as romance and drama.


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Titles At Your Library

Gun Lake
ISBN: 0802417485

Moody Publishers. 2004

Once again, Travis Thrasher takes readers on a thrilling ride, this time through the story of five escaped convicts and the people whose paths they cross. Weaving together twists of fate and fast-paced action, Gun Lake examines the consequences of sin and asks some compelling questions: Where do you turn when there is no hope left? How do you leave past mistakes behind? It's an edgy story with a redemptive message. Kurt Wilson could feel his heart beating. He took in slow breaths, but the blood still raced through his body. Adrenaline pumped and all he could do was sit there, behind the wheel of the Ford Explorer, looking out the open window toward the Harman's sporting goods store and waiting for word. Underneath his legs, next to his boots, rested a brand new .45 handgun that had never been fired. Hopefully after tonight, it would remain that way.

Admission
ISBN: 0802486711

Moody Publishers. 2006

The author of Gun Lake and The Second Thief is back with a riveting tale of how buried mistakes can resurface at any time. Adventure Company entrepreneur Jake Rivers gets a call from the parents of a woman who has disappeared and was last seen with Alec, Jake's best friend from college. The girl's parents believe she is hiding out with Alec, but Jake hasn't heard from him in

ten years. Jake's moved on from his college days, but the memories of what he's tried to forget--a friend's suicide, an enemy's mysterious disappearance--keep resurfacing. Someone wants to keep him from discovering what really happened.

Blinded
ISBN: 080248672X

Moody Publishers. 2006

If the wages of sin is death, Michael Grey is about to get paid.

A seemingly innocent phone call begins a chain reaction

of suspense that sends a clean-cut businessman hurtling through a fast-paced, breakneck collision with the consequences of desire.

Each

unexpected twist

and shocking turn will leave readers breathless for a resolution, but when it finally

arrives you won't see it coming.

The Promise Remains/The Watermark: A Collection of Love Stories
ISBN: 1414315066

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 2006

Two stories about love and forgiveness, now repacked into one volume!
The Promise Remains: Sometimes our first love ends up being our last. Sometimes people cross your path whom you're unable to forget. Ethan Ware never expected to be so willing to give away his heart. Sara Anthony never knew she would be so willing to accept it. But from their first meeting in the hills of Hartside, North Carolina, the two discover friendship stronger than either of them could ever have imagined.
The Watermark: Sheridan Blake believes he has made one mistake that is beyond the reach of God's forgiveness. Even after seven years of hopelessness, Sheridan still struggles to make something out of his life. When Genevie interrupts his self-imposed isolation, Sheridan dares to hope for a second chance.

Sky Blue: A Novel
ISBN: 0802486681

Moody Publishers. 2007

Colin Scott is a top literary agent at a firm representing some of the biggest names in publishing.

He's worked hard to reach this place, yet now it seems routine and aggravating.

On top of the creeping cynicism in his professional life, Colin and his wife are desperate to have a baby.

As the pressure mounts, he finds himself questioning almost every decision he's ever made.

And he seems to be having a nervous breakdown.

Then disaster strikes.

On a much-needed vacation in Mexico, his wife's parasail malfunctions and she plunges to her death.

From that point on, Colin's life goes from bad to worse as he loses his job and, apparently, his mind.

Out of the Devil's Mouth (Henry Wolfe Adventure Series #2)
ISBN: 080248669X

Moody Publishers. 2008

Henry Wolfe has a penchant for finding trouble. Or more precisely trouble usually finds him.

It is the late 1920's and Wolfe, a traveling reporter/ self-proclaimed adventurer, is hired to go on a mission deep into the dubious jungles of Venezuela.

Several months earlier, the son of a wealthy family disappeared during his search for a lost tribe who reportedly had found the key to eternal life.

Wolfe is a last-minute replacement on the team to go find and extricate the son, no matter what.

No white man has ever gone down this Venezuelan river path and returned alive.

Local tribesmen and predators lurk in the leafy shadows as Henry and his team fight for their lives.

Isolation: A Novel
ISBN: 0446505544

FaithWords. 2008

With masterful storytelling, Travis Thrasher draws readers into a novel so gripping it cannot be put down.
James Miller is a burned-out missionary whose time on the mission field in Papua New Guinea left him exhausted and disillusioned. His wife, Stephanie, feels like she's losing her mind. After moving to North Carolina, Stephanie begins seeing strange and frightening things: blood dripping down the walls, one of her children suffocating. Premonitions, she's sure, of what's to come. As the visions and haunting images intensify, Stephanie asks her brother to come for a much-needed visit--but he's hiding secrets of his own that will prove more destructive than Stephanie can imagine.
Nine-year-old Zachary sees his family's move as an adventure, and as he explores the new house, he discovers every young boy's dream: secret passageways and hidden rooms. But what seems exciting at first quickly becomes altogether frightening. When a snowstorm traps the Millers, the supernatural dangers of their new home will test everything they thought they knew about each other, and about their faith.

Ghostwriter: A Novel
ISBN: 0446505587

FaithWords. 2009

For years Dennis Shore has thrilled readers with his spooky bestselling novels. Now a widower, Dennis is finally alone in his house, his daughter attending college out of state. When he's stricken by a paralyzing case of writer's block and a looming deadline, Dennis becomes desperate. Against better judgment, he claims someone else's writing as his own, accepting undeserved accolades for the stolen work. He thinks he's gotten away with it . . . until he's greeted by a young man named Cillian Reed--the true author of the stolen manuscript.
What begins as a minor case of harassment quickly spirals out of control. As Cillian's threats escalate, Dennis finds himself on the brink of losing his career, his sanity, and even his life. The horror he's spent years writing about has arrived on his doorstep, and Dennis has nowhere to run.


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