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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Travis Thrasher  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Science Fiction


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Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

    Gun Lake, Moody Publishers, 2004Admission, Moody Publishers, 2006Blinded, Moody Publishers, 2006The Promise Remains/The Watermark: A Collection of Love Stories, Tyndale House Publishers, 2006Sky Blue, Moody Publishers, 2007Out of the Devil's Mouth, Moody Publishers, 2008Isolation, Faithwords, 2008Ghostwriter: A Novel, Faithwords,2009

Selected Titles At Your Library

Gun Lake /
ISBN: 0802417485. OCLC Number:

Moody Publishers,. Chicago :. 2004.

A gang of five escaped convicts heads for Gun Lake, Michigan, on separate missions of revenge and redemption, where their lives converge with those of an alcoholic deputy, a brokenhearted waitress, and a desperate mother.

Admission /
ISBN: 0802486711. OCLC Number:

Moody Publishers,. Chicago, IL :. ©2006.

Jake Rivers is forced to face the past when he gets a phone call from the parents of a missing woman who was dating his best friend from college, but as Jack seeks to find answers to questions that were never resolved, someone tries to keep him from figuring out what really happened.

Blinded /
ISBN: 080248672X. OCLC Number:

Moody Publishers,. Chicago :. ©2006.

Michael Grey is about to experience his very own dark night of the soul. How much of his perfect life will he risk for a seductive smile from a stranger? Alone in New York on a business trip, Michael finds out. A simple conversation and a short phone call plunge him into a night out of his control. He starts by flirting with temptation and ends up fighting for his life. Michael finds himself on the run with nowhere to go, and as the night grows longer, he wonders if he will live to see the rising sun.

The promise remains ;
ISBN: 1414315066. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House,. Carol Stream, Ill. :. 2006.

"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 :
ISBN: 0802486681. OCLC Number:

Moody Publishers,. Chicago :. ©2007.

After the death of his wife while on vacation in Mexico, Colin Scott's life goes from bad to worse as he loses his job and apparently his mind.

Out of the devil's mouth /
ISBN: 080248669X. OCLC Number:

Moody Publishers,. Chicago :. 2008.

In the late 1920s, Henry Wolfe is hired to go on a mission deep in the jungles of Venezuela to extract a wealthy family's missing son. Along the journey, Wolfe discovers that the key to eternal life is not just a myth--if one knows whom to ask.

Isolation :
ISBN: 0446505544. OCLC Number:

Faith Words,. New York :. ©2008.

When a snowstorm traps a missionary and his family, the supernatural dangers of their new home will test everything they thought they knew about each other, and about their faith.

Ghostwriter :
ISBN: 0446505587. OCLC Number:

Faith Words,. New York :. 2009.

When best-selling author Dennis Shore faces writer's block and a deadline, he passes off someone else's work as his own. Then the real author shows up and begins a campaign of harassment that quickly escalates to much more.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

You can contact the author by writing to him at P.O. Box 125 North Aurora, IL 60542