Inspired by a vivid dream, Wayne Adams of Biscoe has published a book entitled “11” and it’s based in Asheboro.
“A serial killer appears in Asheboro, targeting street level drug dealers,” said Adams. “Police Detective Ben Clark is assigned the most difficult case of his career with the task of tracking this elusive killer. He must find this killer before more die, and in spite of public opinion favoring this killer, Detective Clark must remember his oath as a sworn police officer and perform his duties according to the law.”
Adams said it took him two years to write the novel.
“It came to me in a dream,” said Adams. “At first I thought I had read it somewhere so I began searching on the Internet. I told my wife about it and she said, ‘Write it.’”
Adams was reluctant at first because he has published two poetry books, three of which were sold world-wide and his royalty check was $4.
“I was humbled,” he said about the failed attempt. “Poetry has such a narrow range.”
But “11” is already doing better, with about 15 books sold, most of which were purchased by people in Montgomery County.
Adams is originally from Texas, but was stationed at Fort Bragg with the Army 20 years ago. He holds a degree in Criminal Justice and has been working in the prison system as a correction officer for 22 years.
“I got to ride around with police in Asheboro to get a feel for the town,” said Adams, who said he also researched serial killers like Ted Bundy for his book.
Adams said the dream was very specific about the location of Asheboro, and about which special device to use, but Adams did not reveal the device the killer uses in the book. Adams was also secretive about the meaning of the title of the book and said that readers would have to just find out.
The book is available for purchase online, at Publish America, for $27.95.
Adams has other books on the way as well. One is entitled “The Universe Wept” and is about a golden asteroid and how it causes international disjuncture. The second book is about an alternate reality in which the Kennedy assassination has a different outcome. Adams received the idea from his grandson who said he would like Adams to write it.
You may get a chance to meet Adams at the next Asheboro Fall Festival.
“I do craft shows,” said his wife, Claudia Adams. “I think this time, when we do the Asheboro Fall Festival, he will be there. He may carry a few books and do a book signing.”
Adams has also begun planning for a book signing at Asheboro’s Books-A-Million.
For more information, visit www.publishamerica.com and search for “11.”
— Staff Writer Dawn M. Kurry can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 15, or by email at email@example.com.