James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater County series

New from Mind Harvest Press

Mind Harvest Press (that’s me) is proud to (formally) announce the first short story collection from award-winning Southern author James D. McCallister (also me)! Coming officially in November 2017 in both print and ebook editions available through the various traditional channels, interested parties who 1) can’t wait, and B) aren’t local to Columbia, SC can […]

Coming Soon from Mind Harvest Press


Besides selling and signing copies of Let the Glory Pass Away, how about behind the scenes at MHP? Answer: Busy little beavers.

Upcoming Author Events

At last, a few book events to promote!     Saturday, July 1, 2017 FICTION ADDICTION “Love Your Indie Author” Book Signing Event 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5, Greenville, SC 29607 I’ll be signing Let the Glory Pass Away from 1:30-2:30pm. Sunday, July 9, 2017 August 6, 2017 FALL LINES, A Literary Convergence Vol 4 Release Event […]

Review: TWIN PEAKS (2017)

Or is it, Twin Peaks: The Return? That’s what it’s called on the streaming service I’m using to get Showtime all summer, just to see this continuation of a 25 year-old network television show most casual viewers remember as running into a ditch in its second season and never recovering. While that’s not quite true (see handy graphic […]

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.


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!

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!

Free Writing Advice

“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, […]

Upcoming Author Events

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