Adam's specialty is in product copy. He has experience selling a variety of products in various genres. He can write short copy, designed to quickly sell a product in a relatively small amount of space, and he has written blogs for companies designed to inform potential clients about new products, while also allowing the company to speak directly to the audience and to provide a sense of who the company is and what the company values.
Adam's interests are wide and varied. He is a practiced and widely published writer of short fiction and essays. As a writer and an academic, he is enthusiastic about learning and researching. He believes that most people become writers because they are too interested in too many different subjects to settle on just one. Personally, he is passionate about the outdoors, having rockclimbed all over the southeastern United States, Yosemite, and parts of Asia.
Adam completed his BA in English, concentrating on Technical and Professional Writing. The degree has given him the experience necessary to communicate in various professional contexts, and as a result of earning the BA, Adam has worked with Lowe's Home Improvement Corporate Offices (a fortune 500 company) and small businesses alike.
During his graduate studies at UNC Charlotte, Adam worked to hone his creative writing skills, placing a strong emphasis in fiction and creative non-fiction. Since earning his degree, his work has been published in nationally recognized literary journals such as Appalachian Heritage, The South Carolina Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Cold Mountain Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has won the Ron Rash Award for short fiction and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for fiction. In addition, his work has been reprinted in Surreal South â€˜13: An Anthology of Short Fiction (Press 53). Currently, he mentors for PEN Americaâ€™s Prison Writing Program.
Adam is currently studying in the PhD program in Composition and Rhetoric at USC. Here, he is researching modern and classical theories of composition/rhetoric and how digital composition is changing the way we read and write.
An award winning short story writer, Adam has worked in the publishing industry for a number of years, writing in a variety of genres including journalism and fiction writing. He remains an active member of the literary community, writing book reviews for various publishers.
Adam has written commercial blogs for a variety of companies with a particular emphasis on outdoor lighting.