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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Trever James Bierschbach  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1976, in Atchison, KS


-- Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/treverbierschbachwrites
-- Twitter -- http://www.twitter.comtjbierschbach


Illinois Connection

Bierschbach moved to Illinois in 1995 where he met his wife and they settled down. His first novel, Embers of Liberty begins in the fictional town of Shelton, Illinois, which sits near Canton in the real world. Trever works in Peoria as a software support analyst, and lives in Pekin.

Biographical and Professional Information

Trever Bierschbach's journalistic work can be found on fragsandbeer.com, highlandarrow.com, triggerwarning.us, and realwomenofgaming.com. Two short stories are also available on Amazon under the titles Wastelander, and Wastelander: Not as They Appear.


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Titles At Your Library

Embers of Liberty
ISBN: 1726636186

Independently published. 2018

John Evermann’s world never changes. He goes to the same assigned job every day. He lives in the same house his family was placed in years ago. He picks up their weekly rations on Friday, and watches the same federally approved news broadcasts every night after dinner. Everything is as it is dictated to be, from the number on the back of his work jacket to the permanent curfew that keeps everyone safely in doors. Everyone has what they need to survive, and everyone contributes. It’s a perfect life, for some. It’s not enough for John and his friends. America is torn apart from civil war after the rise of a tyrannical President. The Republic of Texas lies to the west, a shining beacon of freedom. When the most radical authoritarian policies are passed some states followed Texas into secession, clinging to the legacy of the Founders. That is where John looked for the future of his family and the friends who came to rely on him. A land of choice and liberty. A place where his children can grow up to be who they want, not who they’re told. They just have to get there.


Speaking Engagements

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