James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater County series

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP II seeks students!

Take note, Columbia, SC-area writers: still plenty of time to sign up for my intensive, six-week creative writing workshop offered through the Midlands Technical College Corporate and Continuing Ed Program. Having only this week concluded a(nother) successful beginner workshop, your faithful writing coach remains pumped-up to keep assisting writers in the achievement of their dreams.

INDIE AUTHOR WEEK at Richland Library!

Next week I’ll be a featured participant in Indie Author Week at Columbia’s national award-winning Richland Library!

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!

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.

Edgewater County Confidential Returns!

Some of you may have noticed that Edgewater County Confidential has been dark all summer. Inactive. It’s been quiet around here—too quiet.  It’s all good. Two words to keep in mind (with props to Douglas Adams): DON’T PANIC.

DECKLE EDGE is Almost Here!

South Carolina’s newest literary event is almost here—next weekend brings the debut of Deckle Edge! Successor to the late, lamented SC Book Festival (its swan song came in 2015), book lovers, young readers, educators, and writers of all skill levels will find activities to stimulate their particular field of interest.

Author News Roundup: February 2016

For the last month or two I realize that it has been quiet around good old Edgewater County Confidential  . . . apologies. But behind the scenes, rest assured that much has been stewing and brewing and coming together: First, a glimpse of the future—the first piece of key art for LET THE GLORY PASS […]

Manuscript Evaluations Now Open

Now that I’m into the revision phase of my work on DIXIANA, and a light revision phase at that, I thought I’d once again promote the availability of my editorial service, which is explained below. By this point in my life I’ve enjoyed quite the varied writing career, with much accumulated knowledge and professional experience to share, including […]

Storytelling Workshop Returns this Summer!

While we’re all making plans for this summer, Columbia SC-area writers may wish to consider taking my five week class, Storytelling Workshop, that’s again offered as part of the Midlands Technical College Corporate and Continuing Education program. Students may anticipate the structure of the course as half lecture/salon on writing topics such as discipline, style, and various other elements […]

MTC Fall Writing Classes Return

This stuffy summer finds me not only blazing through the third revision of the DIXIANA saga (1608 pages and counting) but continuing to wait for news on any number of promising submissions, the most prominent of which is my literary drama MANSION OF HIGH GHOSTS currently residing on desks and hard drives at Pat Conroy’s Story River […]