Jason A. Adams


Jason A. Adams grew up in various Air Force towns, but Southwest Virginia has always been his homeplace. His military brat childhood exposed him to exotic locales, fascinating people from around the world, and a lifetime curiosity that informs his fiction.

Jason is the author of many short stories based in and around the Virginia coalfields he lives in and loves. He currently lives on a forest mountain with assorted beasties, and his beautiful and talented wife, Kari Kilgore, also a writer of many wonderful stories.

Find out more at www.jasonadams.info, where you can sign up for information on upcoming releases, and the occasional update from The Brain Squirrels.

For all works released by Spiral Publishing, including Kari's many fantastic stories and non-fiction by Frank Kilgore, check out www.spiralpublishing.net.

Where to find Jason A. Adams online

Where to buy in print


Shadows Mountain Deep: Six Appalachian Crime Tales
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,710. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
A Mysterious Land Full of Shadows and Secrets Narrow valleys shrouded in fog. Vast forests full of unseen creatures and hidden depths. Proud, independent people, fiercely loyal to each other, often suspicious of outsiders. A natural setting for a journey through crime and justice, death and revelation. Join Jason A. Adams and Kari Kilgore on a trip into the hidden heart of their mountains.
Through the Squirrel Tree
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Through the Trees and Far Away Our worlds abound with doorways. Some seen, some stumbled upon. Travel the wilds of Jason A. Adams’ imagination through five previously unpublished tales of the thin spots between hither and yon. Includes The Dangers of Cat Trees, Temporal Fallout, Career Choices, Special Delivery, and Resurrecting Ruby.
Partners in Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,790. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A Sweet Escape to the Beginning Eight couples finding their way to that first thrilling spark, the joy of discovering a kindred spirit. A heart that beats in time with their own. Join husband and wife team Jason A. Adams and Kari Kilgore on a journey to the promise and joy of discovery. And the beginning of happily ever after.
Moulin Rouge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1955, one Las Vegas property took a risk. Come see the beginning of something new. Come see a young dancer find destiny and love. Come see a casino change the city, and the world. Come see opening night at The Moulin Rouge.
Tales From the Squirrel Garden
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,920. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
When Jason A. Adams puts fingers to keyboard, the reader never knows what’s coming. Come climb the squirrel tree of Jason’s imagination. Among its branches, find adventure in the future, the past, and the present. Join galactic billionaires, Appalachian lawmen, mythical monsters in modern cities, and ancient warriors in the first collection of short fiction from Jason A. Adams
Birth of the Makmorn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
All that has been, will be again. Brant, Warrior of the Sunset People. Sworn to protect. Skala, Wise One of the Sunset People. Sworn to wait, watch, and guide. Two elderly companions face the return of a menace from before the time of stories. This time, only Brant stands between the shadows and the Light. Can strength and loyalty prevail against primordial hate?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
How well do we ever know our spouses? Billy Holbrook wonders sometimes. Malaya loves him. How best to show her devotion? Strangers in strange lands, even close to home. Sometimes secrets shared mean secrets kept.
The Green Knight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What if old myths and legends carry a grain of truth? A shyster and a resilient con-man play the world for suckers. Until the day Gavin learns the old myths and legends err in certain very important ways. Join Gavin and Carl for a darkly humorous romp through the highs and lows of chicanery. Just make sure you don’t lose your head…
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Horror » General
Curiosity – a terrible mistress indeed. Phillip DeGranz, youngest Proctor of a prestigious university, meets a generous benefactor with an unwholesome secret. A loving wife, a mysterious patron, and a myriad of dark secrets. Will DeGranz fall prey to his own desire for knowledge, or will curiosity set him free in the end?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sometimes you get more than you bargained for. Castros Bianchi lives for his Menagerie. His vast fortune now buys the rarest specimens of the galaxy’s diverse life forms. An old collector. A private moon. A cherub run amok. Come along for a delightful romp reminiscent of pulp’s Golden Age.
Angel of Mercy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
In a time of jazz and bootleg liquor, Death stalks New Orleans. Captain Ted Mooney of the NOPD loves his city, and hates those who make trouble for its citizens. In the alleys and flophouses, people keep dying in suspicious ways. Ted must root out the cause of these mysterious deaths. And he must face a difficult question: Who decides right and wrong?
Near Future Forward: Five Science Fiction Shorts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,120. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Science fiction comes in many flavors. Technological advances not far off. Humanity’s leap to the solar system and beyond. Creatures and cultures awaiting us among the stars. Jason A. Adams and Kari Kilgore explore these areas and more. Adventure, near and far, tomorrow and into the future! Includes The Sound of Murder, GS-304, Renovations, The Garbage Belt, & Sunlit Dispositions.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A-Hunting They Did Go Mighty explorers of the galaxy Portarr and Flandarr inspect a non-descript watery planet in G-Sector. What they discover changes their lives. GS-304, the specimen that refuses to be a subject. Join the intrepid adventurers as they discover a strange beast that conquers their hearts.
To Catch a Thief: An Appalachian Gothic Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Sheriff Larry Crabtree’s quiet Appalachian community hides a dark secret. From sickly young girls to dying cows, life drains from Larry’s town. Granny shares wisdom in Larry’s dreams. Larry must unlearn his common sense and rational ways. Belief must return if Larry hopes to save innocent lives.
Sunlit Dispositions (A Hard Boiled Space Opera)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Sometimes, only Alex will do. A space station just exploded, and the Sunlit Spirit Empire calls in Alex, Free Troubleshooter extraordinaire. No last name needed. Alex wades into the strange world of Sunlit Spirit intrigue, gamma blaster in hand. Join Alex as he learns the deceptions behind the Truth.
Mick of Malvern: Seeker for Hire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mick of Malvern lives a quiet life. Mainly due to a lack of clients. That all changes when Lady Gwendolyn enters his office and his life. An ailing queen. A missing princess. A chance to finally pay his bills. Quick wits, a custom crossbow, and ten silvers a day plus expenses. Join Mick on a quest to save his favorite person. Himself.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,550. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Frank Powers lives by two simple philosophies: Loyalty to Friends. You sign, you're mine. Go back on your word, and Frank pays you a visit. If he likes you, and if he believes you, the brass syringe stays in his pocket. Follow Frank Powers and crew in this fast-paced tale of rage and redemption in Atlanta's steamy underworld.

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