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About Adam

Adam J. Ridley was born in west Tennessee, then moved to Kansas City MO after earning a degree in Early Childhood Education from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. He met his husband Shaun in 1995 and they officially married in 2015, once gay marriage was legalized; although they still consider Valentines Day 1995 as their true “anniversary date”. Twenty-two years later (2017), after fostering 12 children together, he and his husband sold their home, purchased an RV and began traveling the country with their two dogs.

Typically, Adam can be found relaxing in the RV or by the fire writing on his laptop with their Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy, curled up between his legs demanding attention. Denver, their Siberian Husky mix is often asleep at his feet or playing tug of war with Blake’s husband.

Most of Adam’s stories are inspired by the places they have visited in their ongoing travels. The Big Bend Series is based on the area in and around Big Bend National Park in Texas.  The Witch Brothers Series is located in the Pacific Northwest where he has spent a lot of time in the last few years.  

Adam also writes under the pen name of Blake Allwood for his gay/mm romance fans. His first book was Aiden Inspired, about a New York artist and a Washington rancher.  If you’re looking for a sweet romance series, you’ll love his Family Home series based on his home state of Tennessee.  

Please let us know how you enjoy Adam’s books by using the contact us page or join the discussion of Adam’s and Blake’s and other M/M romance author’s books by connecting with Blake Allwood’s Book Club on Facebook.

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