I started creating stories at a very young age. My parents called it Rocketship. I would run around the house, stories growing in my mind. I ignored the world around me, punctuating these tales with explosive sounds. Hence the name Rocketship. 

Since 2012, I've been creating more stories, but this time letting them move from the orbit of my mind into a much larger field. I write speculative fiction that is fun, meaningful and hopefully engages the reader's imagination like some of my favorite stories engage me.

My favorite stories of all time include, but are certainly not limited to, STAR WARS (I even like the prequels), Marvel comic books, ENDER'S GAME, THE HOBBIT, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, LORD OF THE RINGS, THE NAME OF THE WIND and many more.  

Adam J. Mangum is an author, podcaster and marketer. During the day, he works as a marketing leader in a big company. In the early mornings, late nights and weekends, Adam writes novels and records podcasts. Adam's first novel, PEAK CROSSER (EMPIRE OF THE PEAKS BOOK 1) is out now and available on Amazon. He's also the author of THE SYCORAX SERIES, science fiction novellas based on Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST. Adam is the co-host of the CougarFan.com Rise & Shout Podcast, a weekly conversation about Brigham Young University sports and lots of nonsense.

Adam graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's in communications, and he holds an MBA from Purdue University. He lives in Kansas with his wife and four imaginative kids.

Adam's Favorite Things

Favorite Movies
- The Empire Strikes Back (and all Star Wars movies, even the prequels)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (and most of the MCU)
- Last of the Mohicans
- The Bourne Identity
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Return of the King (and the other LOTR movies, but not The Hobbit movies)

Favorite Movie Maybe You've Never Heard Of
- Silverado

Favorite Books
- THE HOBBIT by JRR Tolkien (and I love The Lord of the Rings)
- ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card
- PATRIOT GAMES by Tom Clancy
- HAARY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE by JK Rowling (and all the Harry Potter books)
- THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss
- THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson (and almost anything else he writes)

Favorite TV Shows (current)

Favorite TV Shows (all time)

Favorite Music
- Billy Joel
- Van Halen
- Imagine Dragons
- Daughtry