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D.A. Adams
Works at Walters State Community College
Attended University of Memphis
Lives in Sevierville, Tennessee
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I never met Will McKamey, but the news of his death has struck me personally. Those of you who read my March 7 post about my accident when I was 16 should understand why. Twenty-five years ago, that could’ve easily been my family grieving the loss of a…
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Yesterday, The Brotherhood of Dwarves became a bestselling book, hitting #6 of all Fantasy titles on Amazon and #143 of all books and rising to #51 of all titles on Nook Books. A huge round of applause needs to go out to everyone at Seventh Star Press for…
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In 1989, when I was a junior in high school, I was struck in the head by an eight pound ball of iron. I suffered a Grade III concussion, a brain contusion, and brain swelling. I survived the incident but to this day suffer symptoms. This post is intended…
In 1989, when I was a junior in high school, I was struck in the head by an eight pound ball of iron. I suffered a Grade III concussion, a brain contusion, and brain swelling. I survived the incide...
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So for a few weeks now, I’ve been promising big news, and now, I can announce it. Today, The Brotherhood of Dwarves will be featured on Book Bub as a fantasy recommendation (though I’m not entirely certain at what time). For those of you not familiar with…
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Writer, Novelist, Teacher
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  • Walters State Community College
    Writer, Novelist, Teacher, 2009 - present
  • Tusculum College
    1999 - 2008
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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Deland, Florida - Memphis, Tennessee - Morristown, Tennessee
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Just an ordinary guy living in extraordinary times.
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D.A. Adams was born in Florida but was raised in East Tennessee. He received a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of Memphis in 1999 and has taught college English for over a decade. His first novel, The Brotherhood of Dwarves, was released in 2005 and has been described as a solid, honest work about camaraderie, bravery, and sacrifice, a very personal journey, more interested in the ways that a person is changed by life's events than in epic battles and high magic. In 2008, the sequel, Red Sky at Dawn, was released to the exaltation that this novel thunders along, at times with dizzying speed. The action is visceral and imaginative without being gratuitous. Book three, The Fall of Dorkhun, came out in 2011, followed by book four, Between Dark and Light, in 2012.

In terms of writing style, Adams exhibits an effortless narrative voice and a masterful balance between richly detailed descriptions and tightly worded minimalism. The pacing of his stories is breathtaking, with relentless action and captivating plot twists that keep readers riveted page after page. But his true talent as a writer lies in character development. Readers find themselves empathizing with, fearing for, and cheering on the characters as they overcome their personal shortcomings and grow as fully rendered individuals. Adams is also the father of two wonderful sons and, despite his professional accomplishments, maintains that they are his greatest achievement in life. He resides in East Tennessee.

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I've survived blood poisoning, an 8 lb. lead ball to the skull, and a gluten-related neurological issue. Critics don't scare me.
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  • University of Memphis
  • Walters State Community College
  • Morristown West
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