Adam McCune

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Adam Forrest McCune
Born (1985-07-18) July 18, 1985 (age 33)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Occupation Novelist

Adam Forrest McCune is a novelist.


McCune was born on July 18, 1985, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Keith and Grace McCune, and was raised in the Philippines and Russia.[1]

In the year 2000, when McCune was fourteen, his father showed him a three-page short story based on the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and asked McCune to help him develop it. That short story became the 250-page novel, The Rats of Hamelin, which was published by Moody Publishers just before McCune's senior year at Wheaton College.[2][3][4][5] McCune has received degrees in English from Wheaton College, Illinois (BA, 2006),[6] the University of Virginia (MA, 2011), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD, 2016).[7] He teaches British literature and composition at Baylor University.[8]



  1. ^ Moody Publishers. "Adam & Keith McCune." 2005. (web page)
  2. ^ Adam McCune & Keith McCune, The Rats of Hamelin. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2005.
  3. ^ " Most folks think that fairy tales are just for kids," Pittsburgh Post - Gazette. 1 November 2005.
  4. ^ YOUNG WRITER PUTS TWIST ON OLD STORY; 'Rats of Hamelin', The Post - Tribune, (Gary, Indiana,)] 3 October 2006.
  5. ^ Poetic duo look beyond tale in The Rats of Hamelin (Beacon Edition,) Ebert, Lisa Virginian - Pilot (Norfolk, Va,) 9 October 2005,
  6. ^ Wheaton College. The Tower. 2006. (college yearbook)
  7. ^ UNC Chapel Hill commencement program, May 2016.
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