Mike Adams

Biography

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island, NY. Mike has a BS in Business Admin from Wagner College and an MBA from SDSU. A retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander, Supply Corps (Logistics), a former small business owner, and part-time substitute teacher. he's visited 6 continents and 36 countries, speak Spanish, some German, a little Italian and a little less French. He currently lives in Chula Vista, CA with his wife Chris.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on the other side of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in Staten Island. SI is more diverse today but even when I went to high school I had friends who were Italian, Irish, Polish, Russian, Norwegians, Germans, Swedes, Syria, Greek, Korean, and elsewhere. There were Catholics and Jews and Protestants, Whites, Latinos, African-Americans, a few Asians, Arabs. In other words people with roots from all over. I started studying Spanish in middle school and continued in high school where I met the teacher who really expanded my horizons and world view, Eleanor Rosenbaum. She was born in India to German-Jewish refugees who fled the Nazis during WWII. She was my Spanish teacher and my German teacher. I also took Italian (different teacher). I also grew up in a family that was more Irish that anything else, we even had a NYPD cop in the family. We're also an extended family where I have relatives who are at least part Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, German, Italian, African-American, Armenian and Dutch. And then there was the military factor. Almost all my aunts and uncles were in one service or another, and both my mother and father were in the Navy. After college I joined the navy as a supply corps officer (Logistics). Oh, and I spend a semester at a satellite campus in Austria and traveled all over Europe. In the navy I got to go 20+ more countries on 6 continents.
So the result of all that is that to me having an international group of characters in my books is not simply something to make the story more interesting to a wider audience but a natural inclination to recognize the courage and fears and the strengths and weaknesses of people from all over including some who we may consider adversaries today but may be close allies someday in the not too distant future.
When did you first start writing?
About six years ago. I wrote a few stories, more as practice and an experiment to see if I could do it. I never finished them but I learned a lot from them. I began working on the current series of books about five years ago, at first just working out the basic plot and story lines in my head.
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Books

Orders to Leave
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Fourteen. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,480. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The colony transport ship Marco Polo is about to arrive at the New Hope Colony with over two thousand new Rangers onboard but alien reinforcements have already arrived. In the mountain valley the girls of Jacks Company under Commander Rick Cassidy and Gunnery Sergeant Molly Pickford prepares to face packs of demon wolves that will attack once the lake freezes.
Enemy Found
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Eight. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,860. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Maj. Stairs defeated the aliens at the Battle of McKinley Pass. Now they are aiming at Winter Haven. Gen Jamison brings Fox and Stairs in on Cassidy and Pickford’ true identities. In the meantime the two step up the training of the girls from the New Hope Academy who survived the crash of the Cairo.
Hitting Back
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Thirteen. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,550. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Things have been mostly quiet at the New Hope Colony since the battles at the end of the summer and both the aliens and the Colonial Rangers have been licking their wounds and considering what their opponents might do next. The Rangers want to strike first but how and where? Maybe the Hot Tub Brain Trust will come up with something.
The Raid on Southport
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Twelve. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,480. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Naomi MacCaffrey and her ‘Hot Tub Brain Trust’ propose a raid on the Southport landing field where there is a store of badly needed explosives and ammunition. The mission expands o include an attack on any alien ships moored at Southport. Akulov takes two platoons into the terminal building and they awaken a hornet’s nest when they find the terminal is full of the giant aliens.
Death By Water Death By Fire
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Eleven. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,200. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The aliens are moving towards Winter Haven and expected to arrive the following morning.. The Rangers at Rocky Point wait while shuttles search the seas for an alien fleet. The remainder of the alien force that tried to take the Cairo attacks Castillo. 20,000 aliens split and attack the three separate routes into Winter Haven. At the same time the attack on McKinley Pass Haven begins.
Recovery Mission
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Nine. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,160. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Major MacCaffrey’s Hot Tub Brain Trust has proposed a raid on the New Cancun Ranger Base. Delta Co. and other personnel on the recovery mission head for New Cancun on the transport the London. The Rift have located the Cairo so Pickford and Cassidy must step up the training of the students from the New Hope Academy. The Asia and Rick’s daughter Ciara will soon be at the besieged colony.
Jacks Company
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Ten. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,410. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Asia arrives and Ciara Cassidy walks off with some of her Ranger friends. She meets Major Naomi MacCaffrey. Pickford and the NCOs teach small unit tactics and Cassidy asks Loesser to build bombs. The aliens attack the Cairo and the defenders kill many but suffer casualties. The company takes a name, Jacks Company. Marco Polo arrives in the system.
Deluge
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Seven. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,890. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The summer has arrived and with it warmer temperatures and melting snows in the mountains above the Cairo’s valley where the crash survivors are being trained by GSGT Molly Pickford to fight and defend themselves. The alien Rift and their Andoval mercenaries regroup after losing the battle for McKinley Pass and plan for their attack on Winter Haven.
The Fight For The Pass
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Six. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,310. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
It’s time to begin training the survivors of the crash of the Cairo to fight like Colonial Rangers. They have just 2 months before the lake in their valley freezes and deadly predators come down to eat them and the aliens may come before that. The Rift are closing in on New St Louis and preparing to move on McKinley Pass where Major Claudia Stairs organizes the defense.
A Bad Day On The River
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Five. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,190. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Southport and New Cancun have fallen to the aliens. Their next target is the settlement of New St Louis. In the mountain valley far from safety and with little hope of rescue where the Cairo crashed CDR Rick Cassidy decides that the students from the New Hope Academy must begin training to fight under the supervision of GSGT Molly Pickford and the handful of Ranger NCOs who survived the crash.
First Contact
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Four. Price: $3.99 $2.99 USD. (25% off!) Words: 68,250. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Rift have begun their invasion of the New Hope colony. They have shot down the 850-foot long transport Cairo which crashed in a mountain valley with CDR Rick Cassidy and GSGT Molly Pickford and 50 female students from the New Hope Academy. The aliens have taken Southport and set their sights on their next target, New Cancun, as thousands of refugees pour into the western settlements.
Opening Shots
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Three. Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 70,320. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Rift have come to retake a planet they’ve claimed for over a thousand years. Humans call it New Hope. The first shots are at the transport Cairo. Onboard are Rick Cassidy and his partner Molly Pickford and 50 female students and interns, and a handful of staff from the New Hope Academy. Next up is the town of Southport. It will take months to get word back to Earth and longer for help to come.
Threat On The Horizon
Series: Fierce Girls At War, Two. Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 106,300. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Rick Cassidy and Molly Pickford are very important to the New Hope colony. They are unaware that the alien Rift plan to attack with an army of Andoval mercenaries. Rick’s daughter Ciara heads to the colony, his sister Bridget soon follows. Opponents are trying to stop the colony program while more Rangers are on their way there. Amundsen’s CO sees a suspicious haze blocking his sensors.
Fierce Girls
Series: Fierce Girls At War, One. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Marine SSGT Molly Bennett has a deadly encounter with one of Hassan Gul’s bands of cutthroats. It makes her a hero then brings her together with LT Rick O’Brien during a second deadly encounter with the Guls resulting in a huge bounty being placed on their heads. To stay alive they have to leave behind Rick’s daughter Ciara and the rest of his family to flee to the New Hope Colony on Tau Ceti 4.

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