James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater Chronicles

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.

Review (Theatrical): MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Ever notice someone walking by who has haunted eyes? To whom a musky whiff of past or present misfortune seems to linger as they go about their daily lives? Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck, Interstellar, The Killer Inside Me), the taciturn protagonist of Manchester by the Sea, is just such a person. He works with quiet […]

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After (finally) looking into using Wattpad as a vehicle for some of the voluminous unpublished material in my writer’s trunk, I chose to test the waters with an old short story, albeit one that now seems more prescient than musty: a political satire.

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 […]

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 […]

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.