Wednesday, September 17, 2008


by Travis Thrasher





. . . Alone

When a missionary family moves into a secluded mansion in the mountains of North Carolina, they think they are escaping their nightmares. But when a snowstorm hits and they are trapped inside their new home, their worst fears become reality. As they fight to stay alive, they will be tested in ways they never imagined. Can their love for one another and their faith in God save them from the dangers lurking here?

A masterfully written story that will grip you from its mysterious beginning to its chilling end.


It was during third grade after a teacher encouraged him in his writing and as he read through The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis that Travis decided he wanted to be a writer. The dream never left him, and allowed him to fulfill that dream of writing fulltime in 2007.

Travis Thrasher is the author of numerous works of fiction, including his most personal and perhaps his deepest work, Sky Blue, that was published in summer of 2007. This year he has to novels published, Out of the Devil’s Mouth, and a supernatural thriller, Isolation.

Travis is married to Sharon and they are the proud parents of Kylie, born in November, 2006, and Hailey, a Shih-Tzu that looks like an Ewok. They live in suburban Chicago.

From Publishers Weekly:

"In this dark chiller, Thrasher (Sky Blue; The Promise Remains) demonstrates a considerable talent for the horror genre. Like Stephen King, Thrasher pits flawed but likable characters against evil forces that at first seem escapable but gradually take on a terrifying ubiquity.

The Miller family has recently returned to suburban Chicago after a harrowing experience on the mission field. Hoping to get away from the busyness of suburban living, they travel to the mountains of North Carolina for an extended stay in an enormous, remote lodge where husband and father Jim plans to write a book while trying to reconnect with his family.

When a snowstorm isolates them further and spiritual attacks make them feel they are losing their minds, both Jim and his wife, Stephanie, begin to wonder if God can rescue them and their two young children. Aside from sharing too many plot points with The Shining, this novel hits very few false notes and should appeal to fans of Christian fiction, the horror genre and all who enjoy well-crafted and suspenseful stories."

If you would like to read the first chapter of Isolation, go HERE

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Monday, September 15, 2008

911 - Where were you?

I was at work.

At the time I worked in a factory as a welder. There was a lot of hammer use, so it's a loud place. The guy that worked next to me kept the "resident idiot talk-show" cranked up loud on a stereo that he had brought in, it was against the contract but the plant foreman liked him. The 'host' was always saying stuff that made no sense, so when he said the towers had been hit we ignored it. It wasn't until a secretary came out crying that we started trying to find a radio to hear what had happened, the "talk-show idiot" never said anything else about it!

When the second tower was hit we started getting antsy, they were closing the federal buildings. Right about then the plant foreman came out and started yelling that he didn't care if the world did come to an end we were not going home and anyone that left was fired! Then he started going off about how we weren't getting paid to stand around.

That night I went home and just tried to explain to my kids what happened. They couldn't understand how Obama could hate us so much. I told them it wasn't about us, it was about Jesus! That bin-Laden attacked innocents in the name of his moon god allah showed just how 'anti-Christ' he really was.

I had to show them pictures of Barack and bin-Laden during the Dem. race because they thought a muslim was trying to get into the White-House!

I quit the factory job a couple years ago and shortly thereafter the company vanished, not moved, completely gone. I even tried to find them via the web, nothing but a parts distributor in Florida even shows that company's name.

Where were you?

God Bless!

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