James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater Chronicles

MANSION OF HIGH GHOSTS: The Fourth Chapter

In which we fully introduce Chelsea Colette ‘Creedence’ Rucker, one of my favorite characters in all of my fiction, and a major player in DIXIANA as well. One of the Story River peer reviewers couldn’t understand why she takes up so much of MoHG’s narrative. Mercy. To quote an old Grateful Dead shirt I used […]

MANSION OF HIGH GHOSTS: The Third Chapter

Continuing this peek at the opening 50 pages of MoHG, here we bring Devin’s sister Creedence, the third major character, into the picture.

MANSION OF HIGH GHOSTS: The Second Chapter

For those catching up with MoHG here’s Chapter 1, as well as the impressive peer review on the full manuscript from a submission that went pretty far with a publisher, but not quite far enough. Here we meet Devin Rucker‘s co-protagonist Billy Steeple, another damaged character, but with his own peculiar set of difficulties. Like Devin, Billy seems buried […]

MANSION OF HIGH GHOSTS: The First Chapter

Here’s the first chapter of the increasingly fabled MoHG. I dunno, this seems like good stuff. Eventually, inevitably, this book will find its way to publication. MANSION OF HIGH GHOSTS Part One: A MAN IN THE GRIP OF A THEORY “It’s easy to get buried in the past.” —Neil Young

Live Radio Appearance Tonight!

I’m honored to have been asked to appear live tonight on Evolve AM/PM with Tzima Brown, a radio talk show centered around current events, politics, spirituality, and consciousness issues. Area terrestrial radio listeners may find us tonight on Columbia’s talk show channel The Point, 95.9FM/1470AM, but to join on the web please visit Tzima’s web page and click on the Listen Live […]

MANSION OF HIGH GHOSTS: The Story River Peer Review

Two years ago I began a journey with Pat Conroy’s fiction imprint at the University of South Carolina, Story River Books, that led to both wonder and disappointment. In receiving peer review that’s on the whole positive, the manuscript still did not manage to fully connect. Publishing is a tough business, a heartbreaking one. During the […]