Writer Mike Adamick is many things. Nationally lauded dad blogger. Acclaimed nonfiction author of the Dad’s Book of Awesome series. Now he is tackling young adult fiction with The Adventures of Crash Adams.
Adamick talks with us on the latest Modern Dads Podcast about the evolution of Crash Adams, a character he created as a role model for both boys and girls. Crash is already garnering great reviews like this one on GoodReads.com:
“A solid adventure book that my 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter can both enjoy reading on their own!” wrote reviewer Kim Bongiorno. “Crash Adams is a great example of kids taking charge of their lives, and the small moments in them.”
We also ask Adamick about the new Star Wars character Rey and the controversial toy company decision to leave her off store shelves — a topic he blogged about that caught the attention of television producer and writer Shonda Rhimes.
Adamick, a stay-at-home dad, is the author of a bestselling family craft series: Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects, Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments and Dad’s Book of Awesome Recipes. He has written for or been featured in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle NPR, CBS Morning Show, Science Friday, PBS and more. He has been a keynote speaker for the BlogHer and Dad 2.0 Summit conferences, and he penned the “Daddy Issues” column for the Jezebel website.
Adamick, a San Francisco resident, is an OG dad blogger. His blog, Cry It Out, was once named the “best dad blog in cyberspace” by the Babble parenting website.
The Parents’ Phrase Book author Whit Honea also returns to the podcast this week to suggest parents re-think labeling certain things for boy and other things for girls.