About

When Words Are Not Enough

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 bestselling author
  • #2 in Science Fiction for my 2136 novel
  • Accrued nearly 54,000 followers in a year and a half on Wattpad
  • Twice Featured Author on Wattpad
  • Member of Wattpad’s Futures Program
  • Accrued 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 won $20,000 and had their story adapted to into film)
  • Published more than eleven novels
  • Top 10% in fiction writing (Upwork)
  • Top Rated status (Upwork)
  • Top 20% in U.S. Proofreading (Upwork)
  • Top 30% in U.S. Spelling (Upwork)
  • Established Thrush Productions, LLC. (Publishing Services)
  • Established Thrush, Inc. (ghostwriting services)

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.