About

Adam Collage

Who Is Adam?

A regular guy with an overactive imagination. He grew up in a farmhouse on fifteen acres in a suburb of Flint, Michigan. (Nope, nowhere near the water crisis.) He loved to explore the woods and imagine he was a world-renowned explorer. He climbed trees and fancied he was at the top of the mast on a pirate’s ship.

Out of these imaginings sprang fun stories he longed to get down on paper. English came easily for him, but soccer didn’t, especially when he pulled his Achilles tendon. In high school, Mrs. Forsmark, his English teacher, was kind and long-suffering enough to read his juvenile offerings, but her words of encouragement fanned the flame. While others played baseball, he wrote stories. He finished an Agatha Christie copycat called Down with the Ship and won a Christian school creative writing contest. Maybe there was something to this writing thing.

College opened a whole new world of experiences and published mentors who were willing to pass on their knowledge. More long hours of filling spiral notebooks with story after story, though he chose a journalism degree to find a job that would pay the bills. More awards: an extemporaneous essay context, a hymn text writing contest. He published his first short stories in Sunday school papers, but he longed for more.

Single in Chicagoland, he published more stories and wrote several unpublished novels. He found his girl and kept writing amid diapers and life changes. Finally, in 2007, God gave him his first novel contract, and he hasn’t looked back.

Formal Biography

Adam Blumer fixes other people’s books to pay the bills. He writes his own to explore creepy lighthouses and crime scenes. He is the author of three Christian suspense novels: Fatal Illusions (Meaningful Suspense Press), its sequel, The Tenth Plague (Kirkdale Press), and the upcoming Kill Order (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas).

A print journalism major in college, he works full-time from home as a book editor after serving in editorial roles for more than twenty years. He lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with his wife, Kim, and his daughters, Laura and Julia.

When he’s not working on his next thriller, he’s hiking in the woods, playing Minecraft with his daughters, or learning new chords on his guitar. He is committed to writing clean novels that are free of profanity, vulgarity, and sexual content. He is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), the Christian Editor Network, and The Christian PEN. He works with literary agent Cyle Young of Hartline Literary Agency.