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Matthew Thrush

Matthew Thrush - Ghostwriter

Houston, TX, United States

#1 Amazon bestselling author of 23+ books and 12+ years experience with Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, Action/Adventure, Mystery

Overview

Are you on a literary journey? Do you need a professional guide? Are you in search of something more than just words? You've come to the right place.

My name is Matthew Thrush.

I'm a #1 Amazon bestselling author with more than twenty-three titles to my name; including both my own and novels that I've ghostwritten for other clients. I've been writing professionally since 2005. Over the last twelve years, my quest has taken me on various adventures. From working as an Arabic Linguist & Intelligence Analyst for the United States Navy (and NSA indirectly) to writing articles for online blogs like Storychick that focuses on love, sex, and relationships with adult women, to articles and essays on dentistry, business, IT, and healthy & wellness.

After the Navy, I transitioned to the corporate world through copywriting, technical writing, and editing. This took me into various industries like relationships, dating, college entry essays, essential oils and physical fitness, to technical documentation for one of biggest web hosting IT software designers in the world.

My work has been published in multiple literary magazines from school papers, to the Sam Houston State Review, to online magazines. Five of my articles were listed as Editor's Pick of the Week on Storychick, and my work in the Navy as a linguist awarded me and my team an exemplary recognition coin from the President of the United States.

Outside of the corporate world, my love has been with creating fictional stories. I've been blessed to find great success here and to be able to connect with so many readers and other authors. Some of my recent accomplishments have been:

- #1 Amazon bestseller status
- #2 in Science Fiction for my 2136 novel
- Accruing nearly 54,000 avid followers
- Featured Author on Wattpad and part of their Futures Program
- Accruing over one million reads for my debut post-apocalyptic novel - 2136
- Selected by AMC to use my novel, 2136, to promote Season 8 of The Walking Dead
- Top 35 for TNT's horror writing contest (the winner had their story adapted to film)
- Ghostwritten twelve novels (and have contracts with long-term clients to continue)
- Published eleven of my own novels
- Top 10% in fiction writing (on another freelance marketplace)
- Top Rated status (on another freelance marketplace)
- Top 20% in U.S. Proofreading (on another freelance marketplace)
- Top 30% in U.S. Spelling (on another freelance marketplace)
- Started a publishing company - Thrush Productions, LLC.

I've written in numerous forms over the years but my specialty lies with Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Thriller, Action & Adventure, and Self-Help.

It's a pleasure to have you come to my profile page. The fact that you're here tells me that you're lacking something, but you may not know what that is. Maybe you need someone to polish a few words you've written, perhaps you're not the greatest writer of prose so you want to find a ghostwriter to help you craft that one-of-a-kind story that you've had locked away inside your head for too many years, or perhaps you have other curiosities that brought you here. No matter your reason, I'm glad you're here.

I love languages and seek to continue to learn. A teachable spirit is what defines greatness and success. Without it, we will never achieve our goals and dreams. Allow me to use my passion and skill for words to craft something that is more than just a string of letters on a page. Can your dreams be dotted down on paper? Of course not.

Partner with me and we'll breathe life into those letters to create something transcendental. If the thought of touching lives excites you, then you've found something truly special.

Services
Book Ghostwriting Book Proposal Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Dystopian Fantasy Horror Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Certified ScrumMaster

Awards

  • Top 35 in TNT's horror writing contest
  • Winner of Wattpad's Fanfic Fright Day writing contest
  • Featured Author
  • #2 in Science Fiction
  • Winner of Wattpad's Fanfic Thanksgiving writing contest
  • Honorable Mention in Wattpad's "Compete to Beat" writing contest
  • Winner of Wattpad's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens fanfic" writing contest
  • Winner of Wattpad's Fright holiday horror writing contest
  • 5 articles listed as Editor's Pick of the Week
  • Essay published in the Sam Houston State Review
  • #1 Amazon Bestselling Author
  • Top 10% in Fiction Writing
  • Top 20% in U.S. Proofreading
  • Top 30% in U.S. Spelling
  • Top Rated Status
  • Wattpad Futures Program

Work experience

Ghostwriter

Self-employed
March, 2017 – Present (10 months)

I provide the following publishing services:

Ghostwriting
Query Letter Writing or Review
Book Proposal Writing or Review
Blurb Writing
Editing (line & developmental)
Copy Editing
Copywriting
Proofreading
Formatting (digital & print)
Marketing (strategy, email, ads)
Cover design (design, layout, typography, illustration)
Website design
Publication (to all of the main retailers for digital & print)
Coaching

Content & Engagement Ambassador

Wattpad
February, 2016 – September, 2016 (7 months)

Reviewed story submissions, edited, monitored based on Content Guideline criteria
Won five + distinguished writing contests, honorable mention award, and featured author

Copywriter | Technical Writer

iOffice
February, 2016 – March, 2016 (29 days)

Maintained and established new Software Documentation (Training Guides)
Constructed Security Questionnaires, Executive Presentations, ERPs, ROIs, product descriptions, etc.

Copywriter

ABIS, Inc.
October, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Create and format white papers, business letters, marketing brochures, graphics, and configuration specifications
Use software platforms and tools to create multi-leveled documents in multiple electronic formats

Copywriter | Blog Writer

AllThingsRelax.com
October, 2015 – December, 2015 (2 months)

Article generator and blog designer / editor

Technical Writer

cPanel, Inc.
March, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

Support and development maintenance documentation for Support
Organize, develop, write, and edit publications to support product requirements, software, and developmental procedures
Maintain documentation configuration control and Style Guide
Use software platforms and tools to create multi-leveled documents in multiple electronic formats
Adjusts copy and document language to suit client and target audience
Modify illustrations and graphics
Maintain data, documents, and software files and archives
Utilize paper, electronic, and interactive forms of media during product operation, maintenance, instructions, service requests, and configuration specifications less

Writer

College Essay Services (CES)
January, 2015 – September, 2016 (over 1 year)

Provided copywriter services and expertly crafted college entry essays

Copyeditor | Technical Writer

Infosec Institute
January, 2015 – February, 2015 (about 1 month)

Incorporated technical writing and analysis in development of RFRs, Business Process Modeling needs, CompTIA Security+ certification exams (A+, Security+, Linux+, Network+), etc.

Article Writer | Blogger

Storychick
September, 2014 – February, 2015 (5 months)

Responsible for writing articles and responding to questions customers submit
Five articles selected as Editor’s Pick of the Week

Author

Tate Publishing
November, 2008 – February, 2017 (over 8 years)

Responsible for writing novels, editing, and marketing
Two published novels sold worldwide

Arabic Linguist | Intelligence Analyst

US Navy & NSA
August, 2006 – August, 2012 (about 6 years)

Provided near real-time translation, transcription, gisting, analysis, and technical writing of classified reports on foreign language materials for various strategic/tactical customers and made available to the President
Functioned as a SME in Arabic culture, translation, and transcription
Mentored & trained junior-level linguists and analysts on language related materials, culture, technical procedures/programs, and target background resulting in a more effective & proficient working team to better support the needs of Navy and our tactical customers down range less

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Raifen: A Call to Evil

Matthew Thrush

"See what you wish. Wish what you see. Any you ask will be granted to thee."The face was ecstatic. "First," proposed the face, "what do I call you?""No voice has touched me nor spoken has thee.""So you have no name," offered Vlandrax Xen. The smile had returned."Yes." Ice was slipping. Vlandrax Xen's pale hands were wrapped around his chin in concentration. What would he name it? "I shall call... read more

"See what you wish. Wish what you see. Any you ask will be granted to thee."The face was ecstatic. "First," proposed the face, "what do I call you?""No voice has touched me nor spoken has thee.""So you have no name," offered Vlandrax Xen. The smile had returned."Yes." Ice was slipping. Vlandrax Xen's pale hands were wrapped around his chin in concentration. What would he name it? "I shall call... read more

2136: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel

Matthew Thrush

Orphaned as a child and hidden from the world, 23-year-old Willow’s life is ordinary. Until a stranger comes into her life forcing her to recount past memories she thought she had suppressed and speaks of a destiny she cannot accept.Fueled with regret and a looming fear of the unknown, Willow must make a choice. Save the world or save herself. There’s just one problem; she’s been infected.2136... read more

Orphaned as a child and hidden from the world, 23-year-old Willow’s life is ordinary. Until a stranger comes into her life forcing her to recount past memories she thought she had suppressed and speaks of a destiny she cannot accept.Fueled with regret and a looming fear of the unknown, Willow must make a choice. Save the world or save herself. There’s just one problem; she’s been infected.2136... read more

Nemesis: a science fiction anthology

K.J. Gillenwater, Louis F. Williams, Kristin Jacques, Steven R. Brandt, Jinn Tiole, Dave Cardwell, Jesse Sprague, Hannah Ansley, Matthew Thrush, Holly Gonzalez

All of the science fiction stories included in this anthology used the same prompt: "Write a short story between 4,000 and 5,000 words using the word ‘nemesis’ as your inspiration." Story Synopses:Star Log (K. J. Gillenwater)Stranded on a desolate planet far outside the interstellar starship lanes, a solitary man struggles to survive and to overcome the disturbing memories that haunt him.Guard... read more

All of the science fiction stories included in this anthology used the same prompt: "Write a short story between 4,000 and 5,000 words using the word ‘nemesis’ as your inspiration." Story Synopses:Star Log (K. J. Gillenwater)Stranded on a desolate planet far outside the interstellar starship lanes, a solitary man struggles to survive and to overcome the disturbing memories that haunt him.Guard... read more

All is Lost

Matthew Thrush

Sara wakes up in chains, harnessed to a concrete wall, several hundred feet below the surface. Her fingers are clipped to stubs and her eyelids removed. She was the lucky one.She hears the screams of the others all day while she awaits her turn. When the screams stop, she knows her time has come.

Sara wakes up in chains, harnessed to a concrete wall, several hundred feet below the surface. Her fingers are clipped to stubs and her eyelids removed. She was the lucky one.She hears the screams of the others all day while she awaits her turn. When the screams stop, she knows her time has come.

Kill Shot: An Abram Kinkaid Thriller

Cameron Blake

When ex-Navy SEAL Abram Kinkaid is recruited to assassinate the Prime Minister of Canada by a rogue outfit that claims to have the United States’ best interests in mind, the demons of his past quickly return to haunt him. Caught between the past and the present, truth and lies, death or life, Abram must make a choice. Refuse and risk death; or assassinate the Prime Minister and embrace the dar... read more

When ex-Navy SEAL Abram Kinkaid is recruited to assassinate the Prime Minister of Canada by a rogue outfit that claims to have the United States’ best interests in mind, the demons of his past quickly return to haunt him. Caught between the past and the present, truth and lies, death or life, Abram must make a choice. Refuse and risk death; or assassinate the Prime Minister and embrace the dar... read more

First Blood: An Abram Kinkaid Thriller

Cameron Blake

When Abram is released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he’s anything but cured. His physical wounds may have healed, but the scars that still haunt his dreams run much deeper. He can’t get rid of their faces.Abram resorts to drugs to numb his pain until he accidentally finds a new source of freedom. The three dead men in the alley awaken a darker spirit within Abram he had thought he’d n... read more

When Abram is released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he’s anything but cured. His physical wounds may have healed, but the scars that still haunt his dreams run much deeper. He can’t get rid of their faces.Abram resorts to drugs to numb his pain until he accidentally finds a new source of freedom. The three dead men in the alley awaken a darker spirit within Abram he had thought he’d n... read more

Recall: An Abram Kinkaid Thriller

Cameron Blake

What do a terrorist bombing on the Amtrak rail in Philadelphia, an ex-EOD specialist in the Army, a misguided detective, one murdered woman, $3.4 million in cash and gold bars stolen from the Philadelphia National Bank, a bank superintendent, and the annihilation of two warring drug cartels have in common? Abram Kinkaid.Abram Kinkaid is just a man on a mission to erase the person responsible f... read more

What do a terrorist bombing on the Amtrak rail in Philadelphia, an ex-EOD specialist in the Army, a misguided detective, one murdered woman, $3.4 million in cash and gold bars stolen from the Philadelphia National Bank, a bank superintendent, and the annihilation of two warring drug cartels have in common? Abram Kinkaid.Abram Kinkaid is just a man on a mission to erase the person responsible f... read more

Amber Skies: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (2136 Trilogy)

Matthew Thrush

#1 Amazon bestselling author brings you the next installment in the 2136 trilogy. Book 2 of the 2136 trilogy.Survival is more than air and water when you're being hunted by the undead. Worst yet, when you caused it. Willow ascends into what she believes is an answer to prayer, leaving the harsh realities of the world below behind her. But when she arrives onboard Proc 1, nothing is as it seems... read more

#1 Amazon bestselling author brings you the next installment in the 2136 trilogy. Book 2 of the 2136 trilogy.Survival is more than air and water when you're being hunted by the undead. Worst yet, when you caused it. Willow ascends into what she believes is an answer to prayer, leaving the harsh realities of the world below behind her. But when she arrives onboard Proc 1, nothing is as it seems... read more

Red Planet

Matthew Thrush

The next shipment of supplies was scheduled to arrive at Delta 5 Base Camp a week ago on the Red Planet. Sitting currently a nice 145 million miles from the Blue Planet, what could go wrong?Charlie Higgins is a NASA physicist and molecular botanist stationed on Mars for the last three years. After NASA's Mars Plant Experiment (MPX) was a success in 2020, more rover missions were sent to coloni... read more

The next shipment of supplies was scheduled to arrive at Delta 5 Base Camp a week ago on the Red Planet. Sitting currently a nice 145 million miles from the Blue Planet, what could go wrong?Charlie Higgins is a NASA physicist and molecular botanist stationed on Mars for the last three years. After NASA's Mars Plant Experiment (MPX) was a success in 2020, more rover missions were sent to coloni... read more

Kiss of Death

Alex Caine

Two gangs. One city.Trey is on the run with two bullet holes in his side. His bleeding and running out of time fast.Sara is a nurse at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. She's on her typical night shift when a bleeding and desperate drug lord falls into her lap. She does what any nurse would do when a gunshot victim comes in, she saves him. But what she didn't anticipate was the... read more

Two gangs. One city.Trey is on the run with two bullet holes in his side. His bleeding and running out of time fast.Sara is a nurse at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. She's on her typical night shift when a bleeding and desperate drug lord falls into her lap. She does what any nurse would do when a gunshot victim comes in, she saves him. But what she didn't anticipate was the... read more

Raifen: The Search For Truth

Matthew Thrush

From the #1 Amazon bestselling author of 2136 comes a new magical quest.A boy marked by magic.A warlord bent on destruction.A prophecy to change it all.Magic has lain dormant in Forlar for hundreds of years. It was believed to be extinct. Then one day a boy breathes fire from his hands and begins a quest that's been preordained in prophecy long before he was born.Sought by the most powerful ma... read more

From the #1 Amazon bestselling author of 2136 comes a new magical quest.A boy marked by magic.A warlord bent on destruction.A prophecy to change it all.Magic has lain dormant in Forlar for hundreds of years. It was believed to be extinct. Then one day a boy breathes fire from his hands and begins a quest that's been preordained in prophecy long before he was born.Sought by the most powerful ma... read more

Three Shades of Black

Matthew Thrush

Death is your only salvation.

Death is your only salvation.

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