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.



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. […]

How To Spear Light Like A Boss – The Tour

Brenda Cooper is awesome. She is a powerful writer, a cycling buddy, and a mentor willing to give time and advice to anyone who wades into the magically gut-churning world of publishing. Plus, she’s a lot of fun, which is why I jumped at the chance to do a bunch […]

Road Trip!

Against my better judgement, I’m going back to California this weekend. See, I went to this college called Harvey Mudd, and, despite not graduating from there, I will return for my class’s twentieth reunion. The place has a powerful gravitational pull. Plus, someone said there would be strawberry donuts. I […]