James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater County series

THE ICE DAY (Featured Short Story)

Here’s another in a series of previously unpublished stories I thought I’d offer to my blog readers. This exercise in apocalyptic horror comes from about ten years ago when I sat down one day and said, let’s write a Stephen King-style short like I might have read in Night Shift, an early example of King’s collections of […]


It’s been some time now since I posted about my ongoing, two-year process of crafting a novel called DIXIANA, but that doesn’t mean the work has stalled. In fact, I haven’t posted because I’ve continued to plow through the revision of this life’s-work-grade project at a very satisfying pace. DIXIANA lives . . . but […]

Review (Live Music): PHISH, Fresh in Portsmouth 2014

Amidst a series of higher profile weekend gigs like Randall’s Island and MPP, Phish dropped back into what has become the East Coast’s coolest outdoor shed with a pair of solid mid-week shows stuffed to the gills with tour debuts, a couple of which can be termed definite bustout material, and a number of satisfying jams. […]