James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater County series

About the Author


Signing at the Fellow Traveler book release, November 1, 2012.

James D. McCallister has worked as a media archivist, newspaper columnist, free-lance journalist, and small business owner. Besides numerous academic and magazine publications, fiction efforts are highlighted by four novels, King’s Highway (Red Letter Press, 2007),  Fellow Traveler (Muddy Ford Press, 2012), Let the Glory Pass Away (Mind Harvest Press, 2017), and Dogs of Parsons Hollow (Mind Harvest Press, 2018).


The McCallisters outside the SC Writer’s Workshop conference, Oct. 19, 2012.

A two-time South Carolina Writer’s Workshop and SC Fiction Project awardee, as well as a Faulkner-Wisdom novel finalist and Saturday Evening Post short story finalist, McCallister adjuncts in creative writing at Midlands Technical College and has appeared as both featured author, panelist, and moderator at the SC Book Festival. In 2013, his personal papers and early drafts relating to Fellow Traveler were accessioned by McHenry Library, University of California-Santa Cruz, and made part of the Grateful Dead Archive special collection. A lifelong South Carolinian, McCallister resides in West Columbia, SC, with his wife Jenn and their beloved brood of cats, muses all.