Paul’s first published book, METARULES OF THE SMF and not the one mentioned above, is about urban cultures that grow from street level to neighborhood nation-gangs. His second book, TO FAIL WITH FLYING COLORS, is about a quack psychiatrist and his experimental methods as told through the stories of six outstanding patients.
His next project is an exploration of legal process and he shares that he researches his projects extensively. He favors characters with audacity and idealism regardless if it leads to any kind of success and his inspirations include Cervantes, Dostoevsky, Celine, Calvino, Becket and that great classic Greek author, Anonymous (perhaps his favorite).
Everyone, please stand up and give Paul a big round of applause for taking part in our Author Interview Plunge series.
Paul John Adams’ Bio
Author Paul John Adams is a father of two who aims to steer his children on the right path. He’s lived well enough, but he’s neither blind nor forgetful. He believes in the universality of human struggle and the occasional necessity of gallows humor. While he’s alive, he knows it’s the strength of family that sustains him. But if, through his words, he can help another soul to shrug off a bit of life’s misery – and even have a laugh at it! – that too will be a treat.
Paul and I talked about his background scriptwriting, researching stories, how being a skeptic changes how you write, how he defines success both for himself and his characters, and whether an author should focus on the story or satisfying an audience first (interesting thoughts, there).
You can find links to Paul’s books on the right or at the bottom of this post (depending on your device). You’ll also find links to Paul’s sites underneath the video.
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