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W. Royce Adams, professor emeritus of English from Santa Barbara City College in California, received his BA in Liberal Arts from Washington University in St. Louis,Missouri and a Masters in English from California State University, Long Beach. He is past-president of the CollegeReading and Learning Association. During his teaching career, he wrote over twenty textbooks dealing with reading, composition, and study skills. After retirement, he began writing middle-grade and juvenile novels for young readers who find reading difficult. As of late, he had turned his attention to publishing short stories for adults. His works have appeared in The Rockford Review, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Catamaran, In the Depths, Coe Review, Chaffey Review, Adelaide, and bosque.




Short Fiction:


Haunted Waters Literary Magazine's 2016 Grand Prize Short Story Contest

"Notable Essay" from Best American Essays, 2017

Honorable Mention from Glimmer Train 2018

Honorable Mention from Winning Writer2018

Juvenile Novels:


Silver Medal Winner Moonbeam Children Book Awards 2012

Mom's Choice Awards, Honoring Excellence 2009

Finalist, 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Book of the Year Finalist, ForeWord Magazine 2003

Finalist, Independent Publishers Book Awards 2003

Winner, Writer's Notes Magazine Book Award 2002



Adult Fiction:


Against the Curent: Little Ripplings and Spumings