James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater Chronicles

First Thursday on Main to feature LTGPA!

Thursday, April 6, folks in the Columbia, SC area have a prime opportunity to obtain signed copies of Let the Glory Pass Away when we’re featured from 6–8pm as part of the Jasper Project Spring Arts Showcase outside the Columbia Museum of Art.

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!

DECKLE EDGE 2017 is Coming!

After a terrific inaugural showing in 2016, South Carolina’s new book festival Deckle Edge returns February 24-26 in downtown Columbia!

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!

LTGPA Launches!

After nine months of work with our editing and design team, the project has officially come to fruition. A while back Cat Shuler and I, the literary and publishing GENIUSES and SAVANTS behind Mind Harvest Press, made a numerological decision and chose 1/17/17 as the publication date for our first book release, Let the Glory Pass Away… and […]

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:

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.

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Acceptance Speech

I felt this humble, profound, and simple but eloquent Nobel acceptance speech written by Bob Dylan was worth sharing. He’s absolutely right—during the creative act no artist should be thinking of receiving such an honor for their work, only of the work itself. Banquet speech by Bob Dylan given by the United States Ambassador to […]

Spring 2017 Workshops!

Aspiring writers in the Columbia, SC area, take note! Signups are now open for my Spring 2017 workshops hosted by Midlands Technical College. Featuring beginner and advanced courses, plus a basics of screenwriting workshop, my classroom awaits your presence, enthusiasm, and talent.