James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater Chronicles

BOOK REVIEW: JERUSALEM by Alan Moore

In mid-2016, noted graphic novelist and self-professed warlock Alan Moore released his second literary novel, Jerusalem, and it’s a doozy. A 600,000 word Joycean meditation on the lifeblood and history of a single neighborhood in Northampton, UK, the author’s hometown and lifelong residence, this book is an epic journey that seems to go everywhere and yet nowhere. 

Short Story America Contest Result!

Pleased to report that a recent story, “Eye of the Vandal,” was chosen as the first-listed Honorable Mention in the 2017 Short Story America competition. Not sure if it will make it into the anthology, but it’s still a fine honor. Thanks, Short Story America!

Upcoming Author Events

Mark you calendar! Here are a few upcoming opportunities to get signed copies of Let the Glory Pass Away and meet the author—that’s me!

Good press for LTGPA!

Local alt weekly the Free Times honors the impending release of Let the Glory Pass Away today with a nice piece. Thanks to FT and book reviewer Rodney Welch for such a complimentary look at the book and the process I went through to write it. Here’s the opening graf or two. Please click through […]

LTGPA is Here!

Almost. With an official release date of 1/17 just a week away, however, books are in stock, Amazon, B&N and iBooks pages are live, and we’ve got a fun local event planned:

Cort Beauchamp’s LET THE GLORY PASS AWAY Playlist

  When I sat down in 2012 to create the protagonist of Let the Glory Pass Away, a middle-aged, blocked South Carolina novelist named Cort Beauchamp, I knew I wanted him to seem like a character out of time.

Notes on LET THE GLORY PASS AWAY (Part 4) — Author Q&A

With the publication date rapidly approaching and a book release event in the works, we wrap up 2016 with the final “Notes On…” LTGPA. This interview was conducted via email with Catherine A. Shuler, my publicist and partner in Mind Harvest Press. Enjoy.

Notes on LET THE GLORY PASS AWAY — Part Three

QUESTIONS OF CHARACTER Five years ago when I first sat down to draft my upcoming novel, I intended to do so in one fell swoop, a nonstop creative endeavor bringing to bear all my experience and purported talent. By this, my fifth longform manuscript, I felt not only eager but seasoned to prove how fully cogent and […]

FAITHLESS ELECTORS: “New” Short Story on Wattpad

After (finally) looking into using Wattpad as a vehicle for some of the voluminous unpublished material in my writer’s trunk, I chose to test the waters with an old short story, albeit one that now seems more prescient than musty: a political satire.

Welcome to EDGEWATER COUNTY

Edgewater County, South Carolina… I write about it, but where is it? While it’s been said by some—well, by me—that the county lies due east of Due West and somewhere north of North, I’m sorry to report that you won’t find Edgewater County on any map, and in trying to find it, your GPS will spin in […]