James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater County series

DOGS Gets a Nibble

My trip to the 2012 edition of the SC Writer’s Workshop conference on October 19 turned out to be a banner day—for winning 2nd place in the Novel–First Chapter category, I received as a prize a complimentary 30–page extended critique from the faculty member of my choice. Sweet! Besides Fellow Traveler, which is already in […]

SCHOLARSHIP IS DEAD: A profile of Nicholas G. Meriwether, Grateful Dead Archivist, UC Santa Cruz

(Originally published in Free Times, Columbia, SC, January 2011) The swinging, heady San Francisco scene of the 1960s remains a long, strange distance from the bucolic conservatism of a place like South Carolina, but in a weird brand of cosmic irony, Columbia now has an important, tangible link to those flower-child days of yore: Former […]


With this piece of key art now (almost) in place, the time is here for Fellow Traveler! Once my revamped website goes live, there will be content aplenty that explains the origins, themes, and long gestation period of this very personal novel ‘of the grateful dead‘ that is being published on November 1, with pre-orders but already live and shipping […]