I am a storyteller. Fortunately, that’s what I get paid to do.
Currently seeking literary agent, commercial fiction, modern fantasy, mystery.
From Watermelon Inspector to the White House
Born in rural Georgia in 1929, Henry Spencer Faircloth’s distinguished 24-year career in the United States Air Force would take him a long way from his roots working as a soda jerk in his dad’s drugstore.
Working several jobs, including watermelon inspector, to put himself through college, Spencer enlisted in the USAF as a Basic Airman in 1950. After completing OCS, he was commissioned as an officer and began a career that would include post-war rebuilding efforts in Europe, training airmen on two continents to help win the Space Race and writing letters for Presidents Johnson and Nixon. Faircloth’s distinguished military career would culminate in a Presidential appointment as Executive Director of President Nixon’s Jobs For Veterans Committee.
Along the way, Spencer married the woman of his dreams, Mary, who would be his best buddy and boon companion for 52 years.
“From Watermelon Inspector to the White House is a ticket on a time machine with stops at many of the most important moments of the 20th Century … and a fresh, first-hand perspective on the people and events that shaped the American Century.” – Beacon Reviews
A lot happened last week. Most of it didn’t make the news. Unfortunately, some of it did... In POLITICS, with the next 48-hour Democratic Primary Death Match nearly upon us, pundits desperately tried to squeeze the last bit of drama out of this entirely...
A lot happened this week. Most of it didn’t make the news. What did was, well, here goes… In MEDIA News, CNN, one step away from openly begging for ratings like Jeb Bush asking for applause, actually held a “live draft” for the upcoming Democratic Primary...
People have been returning to what is now Rainbow Springs State Park for 10,000 years. One trip and it’s easy to see why. You could put a picture of the park in the dictionary next to “idyllic” and no one could argue. To say this nearly 1500-acre natural...
Destin, Florida, on the northern end of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida’s Panhandle, is a haven for vacationers looking for exciting water sports and family fun. And, if you would rather slow it down and relax your days away, there is no better spot in...
“I want to be a creative writer, but I need creative writing help.” I hear some version of that phrase at least once a week — often spoken as a whispered lament, as if asking for creative writing help was somehow shameful. It’s definitely not, and I would...
I work with some terrific editors who understand the subtle difference between directing a writer and correcting their work. Both are important; and both are vital to a successful story. But the secret to that success lies in understanding when and where...
“Adam is a naturally skilled communicator, willing to take risks, applying his creativity and natural leadership abilities to galvanize people into achieving their very best.”
— John Wolf, Publisher & CEO, News of Sun City Center & South County
“Adam is one of the brightest young minds I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Talented beyond his years.”
— Steve Gustafson, Owner, Gustafson Marketing & Consulting
“Adam is a consummate professional and highly skilled at what he does. Combined with his ethics and professional demeanor I would work with him again without hesitation.”
— Richard McLoone, President & CFO Senior Advocate Services
“When it comes to tackling an assignment I can’t afford to have any mistakes on, my first choice is always Mr. Porter.”
— Michael Albanese, CEO Words Are Weapons