W. Royce Adams, English professor emeritus, has published over a dozen college textbooks, academic journal articles, fantasy middle-grade chapter books, three juvenile novels and a short story collection, Against the Current. He won the Haunted Waters Literary Magazine’s 2016 Grand Prize Short Story Contest, Honorable Mentions from Glimmer Train and from Winning Writer, and for a notable essay of 2016 by Best American Essays, 2017. His works have appeared in The Rockford Review, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Catamaran, In the Depths, Coe Review, Chaffey Review, Adelaide, bosque and others. He is past-president of the College Reading and Learning Association and a member of the Authors Guild.

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