About the Author


Attending Merrimack College in North Andover, MA on a basketball scholarship, Adam Shepard graduated in 2006 with a degree in Business Management and Spanish. Serving as a Resident Advisor during his upperclassmen years, he began to take particular interest in the social issues of our nation. Shortly after graduation – with almost literally $25 to his name – Shepard departed his home state for Charleston, SC, embarking on the journey that has now become Scratch Beginnings.

Scratch Beginnings is Shepard's first work. He continues to write and speak and presently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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A few takes on Adam's story:

On The Today Show

On the Glenn and Helen Show

Emily Young-Eagle Tribune                 Elyse O'Connor-Boomer Coffee House

Andrea Peyser-New York Post              Peter Smith-Christian Science Monitor


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