James McAdams grew up in Philadelphia and currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL, where he teaches English, literature, creative writing, and media studies. His stories, poems, academic articles, and CNF essays have appeared in approximately one hundred venues and garnered multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Currently, James teaches in the English & Rhetoric department at Purdue Global University; previously, he has taught at Lehigh University, the University of South Florida, Ringling College of Art + Design, and Southern New Hampshire University. In 2017, he received his Ph.D. from Lehigh University, where he received numerous Strohl fellowships and teaching accolades. His first short story collection, Ambushing the Void, was published by Frayed Edge Press in 2020. He is Flash Fiction editor at Barren Magazine. In his free time, he’s composing a novel, The Florida Shuffle; or, Dispatches from the Naltrex Zone, expanding his dissertation into a book-length project about psychiatry and addictionology, and teaching at community literary and writing events throughout Tampa Bay. He can be reached at james@jamesmcadams.org. Ominem unius libri timeo.