Adam Rakunas – Wrytor – Making Digital Compost Since 1996

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.



A quick word about voting

In 2014, I volunteered for a friend’s city council campaign. What started as a simple request to help him and his manager understand the software they were using to keep track of voters turned into a full-time job that consumed my summer and autumn. It was exhausting and exasperating, but, […]

WINDSWEPT: Now cheaper than Timbits, tacos, and toffees

In these uncertain times, it’s important to stretch the value of one’s money. You want to make sure it goes as far as it can. You want savings. You want bargains. Friends, have I got a deal for you.

Happy 1st birthday, WINDSWEPT

A year ago today, WINDSWEPT was released upon an unsuspecting public. It was a long trip from that bar in Waikiki to holding the finished paperback in my hands, and I’m glad so many of you have come along for Padma’s adventures. From the launch party at Sunny Blue, to […]