Today, we are happy to introduce a new member from Manhattan. Welcome to the Kansas Authors Club, Adam.
Name: Adam Ahlers
Town: Manhattan, KS (born and raised on a ranch/farm in Clearwater, NE)
What kind of writing do you do?
I teach Scientific Writing at Kansas State University. I also spend a lot of time writing my own scientific papers, book chapters, and reports and have published some articles regarding nature and science in popular magazines.
If you would like to, please share information about writing projects you’ve completed or are currently working on.
I spend most of my time writing for peer-reviewed scientific journals. I'm finishing a book chapter now about muskrats and muskrat ecology. Most of my work is very technical and is focused on presenting results of my ecological research.
Do you have a website or a facebook page that you'd like us to share with other KAC members?
Is there anything else you’d like other KAC members to know about you?
My family is awesome, and I spend as much time as I can with them. My wife is a graphic artist and Marketing Director at Kansas State University. My two daughters (9- and 7-years old) are creative artists that share my interest in the natural world. We love to hunt, fish, and find fossils in the Flint Hills with our 2-year old English Setter (Maggie). In my professional life, I'm an applied wildlife ecologist and Associate Professor at Kansas State University. I study everything from semiaquatic mammal ecology in Voyageurs National Park to swift fox populations in western, Kansas.
What would you like to gain from your membership with the Kansas Authors Club?
Everything that there is to offer! I would like to branch out and become a more creative writer. My past training and experience have focused exclusively on technical scientific writing. It has become a bit boring to me, and I'm searching for alternative ways to continue my love of writing.