Who? Me!

Whose fault is this?


Hi, I’m Adam Rakunas. I’ve been writing stuff since 1996 and getting paid for it since 2008. It took a while to get from there to here, but the trip’s been worth it. Along the way, I’ve worked as a video game engineer, a fast-food cashier, an IT consultant, a theater usher, a virtual world developer (remember that? I hope you don’t, because that was, frankly, a weird and embarrassing time), a triathlon race director, a parking lot attendant, and a political engineer. Now I’m a stay-at-home parent. I like this job the best.

When the kid’s at school, I write science fiction and fantasy. You can read some of it here. My debut novel, Windswept, was nominated for the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award, so I got that going for me. I’m represented by Sam Morgan at JABberwocky Literary Agency.



My schedule is up to date in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, ARE YOU READY? …you are? Cool. I’m not, ’cause I still have to pack, prepare, and read a ton of stuff before I launch myself into your sweaty, BBQ-sauced embrace. I’m going be at MidAmeriCon II, aka Worldcon, aka That Time I Almost Died From Meat Poisoning. If […]

The Neighborhood Association As Metaphor For Something Or Other

I. When my family moved to Seattle from Santa Monica last September, I knew there would be a lot of things I would miss. I would miss our awesome upstairs neighbors, a pair of lovely economists who would invite us up for pizza, beer, and vicious games of Settlers of […]

Drop Everything And Read: We need your books!

I don’t talk about my kid’s school very often, mostly because I want to keep my writing and her life separate. Yes, the two are in conversation with each other. Sometimes, that conversation is mostly shouting. The point remains: at school, I’m Mister Adam, parent and volunteer. Here, I’m not. […]