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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Adam Selzer  

Pen Name: William Griffith, S.J. Adams

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA Fiction

Born: 1980 in Des Moines, Iowa


Illinois Connection

Selzer lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adam Selzer became a professional ghostbuster and founded ''Weird Chicago Tours'' in 2006 with Troy Taylor and Ken Melvoin-Berg. He writes humorous books for children and young adults and non-fiction for adults about forgotten bits of Chicago history, myths, legends and ghost lore. At night, he still gives ghost tours in Chicago.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History''''' *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013 '''''Play Me Backwards''''' *Starred Review, VOYA *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017