Saturday, October 17, 2009

More Travis Thrasher

Quick interview with Travis

One sentence bio:

Have wanted to be a writer since third grade and have proven that persistence is a lot more important in publishing than talent.

Why should somebody read your books?

Name another author that started his career with sweet love stories and now writes bloody ghost tales. Somewhere in between, you’ll see what happened to my demented mind. (okay, not really, but that’s a good marketing hook to get people to read, huh?)

Two authors you respect:

Francine Rivers, for showing me how to be a graceful bestselling author, and Jerry Jenkins, for never doubting I would get published (or at least never showing it!)

Last great book you read:

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Dark, mysterious, and amazing. There’s also The Moment Between by an author you might know . . .

What’s next on the publishing slate?

I wrote a love letter to my daughter that’s called Every Breath You Take. It’s coming out this winter. In May, Broken will be released by Hachette. It tells the story of a woman on the run. Then in August, Solitary will be released by Cook. It’s the first of a four-book supernatural series for the teen market.

One bit of advice for writers out there:

Write out of love and passion. Write for yourself. Separate the personal side of why you write with the professional side of the business. They’re two different animals. The more you understand about both, the easier it will be. At least that’s what I tell myself every day.

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It's not too late to win one of Travis's awesome books! Just leave a comment on Thursday's post... Right now we have 17 entries, but if we can make it to 30, Travis will give away TWO of his books. The odds are in your favor... Tell your friends! I'll draw the winner(s) on Tuesday at noon.

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