Fred Adams, Jr. is a Uniontown native and a lifelong Western Pennsylvania resident. He has spent his adult life teaching people to write, and is now retired from the English Department of Penn State University. Since 2014, he has written fifteen books, twelve of them novels in the “New Pulp” genre. He also continues to work as a singer-songwriter, playing solo and with groups in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
For the Author Series, Fred will share how modern Pulp Fiction derives from Gothic roots. He’ll illustrate how this genre is distinguishing itself as a segment of contemporary literature with its escapist plots, larger than life characters, and extreme scenarios — in other words, fun.