News & Awards

Find fresh and updated news on Amanda M. Thrasher’s site. Please visit regularly to see what’s happening around the globe. You can read sources of information like: articles, news stories, updates, and breaking news.

Amanda M. Thrasher is the CEO of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press. They offer award winning titles that include: mystery, suspense, action, adventure, fantasy, romance, historical sagas, sci-fi, and more! PRPP also offers rewards for libraries, schools, independent book stores, and book clubs. Also, wholesale discounts, multiple bindings, and no minimum purchases are available. Please visit their wholesale discount page HEREto take advantage of these offers. They print internationally, which draws talent from around the globe.

Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is consistently adding new content on a regular basis, and we publish all genres including: children, non-fiction, and specialty books.

Latest Updates:


Captain Fin Novel Teaser



Watch the latest teaser trailer for Captain Fin by Amanda M. Thrasher




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The Young Adult Cafe





2017 International Book Awards for The Greenlee Project Review



2017 new apple seal


Bitter Betrayal is an Official Winner in the Young Adult General Fiction category of the 2017 Summer eBook New Apple Literary Awards!

Bitter Betrayal wins Mom’s Choice Award

Latest News on Amanda writing novel based on Kevin O’Neill’s Captain Fin

Amanda Tackles New Novel based on film script

Book Review: Fresh new reviews for Spider Web Scramble

Book Review: The Greenlee Project


For immediate release:

Readers’ Favorite recognizes The Greenlee Project by Amanda Thrasher in its annual international book award contest, available at:

The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the Best Websites for Authors and Honoring Excellence awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

When the right books are picked as winners we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers’ Favorite, Karen A., Editor for Penguin Random House

Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that The Greenlee Project by Amanda Thrasher won the Gold Medal in the Young Adult Social Issues category.

You can learn more about Amanda Thrasher and The Greenlee Project at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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