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Travis Besecker

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in Dayton, Ohio, The United States




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Travis Besecker (1976 - present) is an award winning author and comedy writer. Using his chronic insomnia as an inspirational tool, he found early success in social media and print. Although he gained notoriety with his humor, he has confessed his preference for the dark nature of horror and suspense. In 2011 he broke the silence on his lifelong struggle with apeirophobia (fear of infinity) and began work on his first novel. Released in February of 2012, "Lost in Infinity" marked his debut into the world of psychological fiction. Although billed as a memoir, "Lost in Infinity" is a work of fiction told from the perspective of a self absorbed blogger as he comes to terms with his own psychosis and thoughts on the universe as a whole. The sec ...more

Things kind of fell apart for almost a year. I relapsed into old habits/addictions and found myself dedicated to so many projects that I didn't know which way was up, sleep became secondary, family and friends were gently placed on the back burner and I dove headfirst into quicksand. I walked away from social media, I stopped writing altogether and ignored all the signs.

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Lost in Infinity (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: This book is not for everyone. This is a novel many readers will find hard to define. In fact, it's much easier to list what it's most definitely not than what it really is. It's not necessarily a tale of suspense or a thriller. It's not a mystery either. It's not inspirational, romantic or full of laughs. It's not even entirely fiction. The author would have you believe this is a "psychological roller coaster wrapped in the factual memoir of a chronic insomniac suffering from apeirophobia (the fear of infinity)." This is a clever ruse to suck in his niche audience. The novel offers a no holds barred look into the mind of a man on the precipice of a mental breakdown. The recurring theme of déjà vu leads you through the work giving glimpses of a dark past while offering anecdotes that eerily relate to most readers. Mixing in humor & satire with a childhood spent under the microscope of therapists keeps the reader involved while he digs deeper looking for the root of his problems. The narrator eventually reveals his dark inner turmoil as he fears a slow deliberate path toward schizophrenia. Repetition leads the reader through the twisted break the author fears while touching on life's everyday issues & questions. He delves into sleepless nights, stress, relationships & the pitfalls of careers while he openly offers opinions on religion, suicide, depression & the meaning of life. Many readers will be turned off by the jumping timeline. Some will be confused by the author's back & forth focus on missing memories. The 1st person pseudo-oral narrative will leave others simply frustrated. This book is not for everyone. "Lost in Infinity" is the narrative of a broken man trying to find meaning as he loses his grasp on the reality he's grown to know while leaving the reader questioning everything they thought they knew about the author's sanity, about their own life, about existence & the infinite universe beyond. Enjoy the show.
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“There is always a choice to be had, you even have the choice to choose it.”
Travis Besecker, Lost in Infinity

“If I start giving people what they like I'll turn into one of them and I don't want to be one of them I want to be one of me.”
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“....maybe fear is God's way of saying, "Pay attention, this could be fun.”
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“The Universe is very, very big.
It also loves a paradox. For example, it has some extremely strict rules.
Rule number one: Nothing lasts forever.
Not you or your family or your house or your planet or the sun. It is an absolute rule. Therefore when someone says that their love will never die, it means that their love is not real, for everything that is real dies.

Rule number two: Everything lasts forever.”
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Osman Gulum Hi Travis,thank you become my friend on here ,

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Emma Thanks for the friend-vite, Travis. Look forward to chatting with you :-)

Carole Gill Hi thanks so much for friending nice to know you!

Travis Now I'm trying to remember what my profile says... LOL

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Karen Malena Hi Travis! Thanks for accepting the friend request! Have a great day! Nice profile....interesting!!! Karen

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