My name is Joe Adams and I am a student of medieval history and a Roman Catholic. I was born and raised in the United States, but for the past (almost) six years, I have been living with my wife, in Canada.
I have, in the past few months, turned my attention to making writing a major part of my life. When I was in Grade School and High School, I used to write every so often. Some short stories and poems from time to time. But I was never really encouraged to continue with it. When I was in college, I spontaneously started writing a book, having no idea how to write one. I think it was a natural extension of how much I had been reading, as I was reading around 7 books a semester on top of my class-load of reading, which was considerable as I was getting a degree in Philosophy. I put writing away for awhile, but it was never far from my mind. One day, this past May, I discovered that I really needed a hobby. I had been listening to the Writing Excuses podcast and got to the point where I finally said, “You know…I could do this.” And so I decided that this is what I was going to do. This blog is a manifestation of both my desire to become a published author and my journey of discovering how that happens.
I am a rabid hockey fan, whose favorite team is the Detroit Redwings. I have been following them since I first saw a playoff hockey game on ESPN, back in 1989. Living in Canada has afforded me an opportunity to take my hockey fanaticism and raise it to a new level. Canada is such a hotbed for hockey and there is so much coverage of it, up here, that it really is a national institution and not so much a pastime. Even when hockey isn’t in season, there is always something to talk about, that is hockey related.
I am also an avid reader with specific interest in Sci-fi/Fantasy, as well as Philosophy, Theology, and, of course, History.
For a few years of my life, I played golf for a career, both as an amateur playing on the mini-tours in Florida, and also as a professional, when I was living in Arizona. I stopped playing, back in 2005, and have recently begun to start going to the driving range, in an attempt to rekindle my enjoyment for the game.
I hope you enjoy what you read.