Meet a new author of gasp-inducing YA thrillers.

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Adam began writing books in Sharpie on the backs of Starbucks pastry bags. He’s sorry it distracted him from making your latte. Raised in an Illinois farm town, his desire for a creative career took him to Chicago, New York, and currently, Los Angeles.

He is a Creative Producer for ATTN:, an issues-driven social media video creator. He interviewed conversion therapy survivors for a video promoting Focus Features’ Boy Erasedit has garnered over 1.6 million views.

Along with authors Patrick Ness and L.C. Rosen, he spoke to U.K.’s iNews about the taboo of gay sex in YA fiction.

He is a frequent co-host for the monthly YA Book Club at Barnes & Noble at The Grove, alongside Not Your Sidekick author C.B. Lee.

His short story “98% Graves” was nominated by Writer’s Digest for Best Science Fiction Story of 2015.

A gay geek, he is also a recurring co-host on the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast Slayerfest98, alongside special guests like Last Seen Leaving author Caleb Roehrig and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Trixie Mattel.

He is represented by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.

Photography by    Rainer Nicolai   ,    Ian Carlos   , and    Emily Barney