Greetings and Felicitations! Hello good readers and friends. It’s been a fortnight or five since I posted. As I mentioned at some point last year,
Check out Georgia’s overlooked treasure Byron Herbert Reece
Worth the click to read about a man whose poetry was as sublime and tragic as his life. https://www.appalachiabare.com/category/resurrecting-forgotten-writers/
Missive from The South; Four upcoming events announced
High summer is here and the glories of The South are in full bloom all around me. Tomatoes and plums plucked from roadside stands. Rich,
2022 News, Reviews and What’s Next!
I hope your spring has been kind this year and April has not been the cruelest month, to twist a phrase from T.S. Eliot. After
What’s in a name? Behind the words from The Last Wizard with Hallowell, Sasha, The Torians and more…
Ah, the joy of creating names in fantasy books is one of my favorite parts of world building and writing. In, ‘The Last Wizard at
Reviews for ‘The Last Wizard at The End of The World’
Big ups to all the fantastic reviews that have been streaming in for, “The Last Wizard at The End of The World.” I’ve been very
Alexandria Rising now on Audible – check it out
“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears,send me your beers, forget your jeers and sneersand take a dive into a world where joy truimphs over
Updated Appendices to The Chronicles
These are the appendices of Alexandria Rising and Alexandria Reborn. The adventure on combining the appendices for the third and final book are underway as
What’s in a name? Meet Digby and Tyrian
As you know, I love using allusions and easter eggs in my books. In ‘The Alexandria Rising Chronicles,’ I used symbology, names and numerology from
Year in Review: The Trilogy Ends. A Best Seller. Broadcasts and Podcasts.
There are far too many people to thank for a wonderful 12 months. The interviews on air and in magazines and newspapers and the invitations
YA Fantasy In Pursuit of The Pale Prince available on Amazon
“A unique world told with a lyrical voice.” – amazon review Mark Wallace Maguire’s YA fantasy novel, ‘In Pursuit of The Pale Prince’ is published and
Lost Letters of Henry O’Neal
THE LOST LETTERS OF HENRY O’NEAL By Thomas J. Callahan February 2017/northern Europe/Location Ragnar INTRODUCTION During Henry’s illness, he wrote several letters for his grandson, Rand,
Interviewed on NPR’s Dante’s Old South
I was honored to be interviewed on NPR’s Dante’s Old South in late April. This eclectic radio show is based out of WUTC in Chattanooga,
Lost footage found from a 1932 expedition
Thomas J. Callahan – the chap who wrote the appendices to ‘Alexandria Rising’ – found this lost film footage today from an ill-fated 1932 dig
The Wasteland and Alexandria Reborn
Was T.S. Eliot aware of the existence of The Slendoc Meridian? Lux? Where is the red rock? What will Rand find there? Who is Waterstone?
The story behind Alexandria Rising Rhythms
What is Alexandria Rising Rhythms? >>>It is instrumental music inspired by the novel Alexandria Rising. >>> It is a unique album as it was written,
What’s in a name? Meet Rhodes
Ron and I were exchanging jokes on the loading dock at the newspaper, the smell of newsprint and fresh ink creased the air. It was
The mysterious Mary Celest…and what might be next
The doors leisurely opened and a tall, willowy woman, her skin the color of cinnamon glided out, braids of silver hair dangling regally down
T.S. Eliot action hero? The mysterious Eliot Waterstone and his connection to Rand O’Neal
One of my favorite introductory scenes in Alexandria Reborn is when Rand O’Neal meets Eliot Waterstone in The Library. “I want to see you in the
Interconnectivity, symbolism and numerology in Alexandria Rising
Someone asked me the other day about how much symbolism I crammed into ‘Alexandria Rising. Well, the answer is pretty straightforward: As much as I
What’s in a name? Meet Kennon
I was unlocking my door on Fifth Floor at Berry College’s Dana Hall in the fall of 1993. I caught a peripheral glance out of
Independent Author of The Year Finalist
The Independent Author Network announced their 2017 winners today and I am pleased to announce that Alexandria Rising was named a finalist in the Action-Adventure
Meet Winston Worsley…
One of everybody’s favorite new characters in Alexandria Reborn is Winston, the ‘old cowboy’ as he calls himself who hails from west Texas. This is
‘This would make a cool movie’ – P.S. I Love That Book
Thanks to Lithuanian book review site P.S. I Love That Book for the review of Alexandria Reborn! Reviewer Martyna gave the book four hearts – their
Interview in Blue Mountain Review
Big ups and a major thanks to The Blue Mountain Review for interviewing me in the latest issue of that gorgeous magazine. You can check out
Farewell J.P. Donleavy: God have mercy on the wild Ginger Man
The great J.P. Donleavy has died at the ripe old age of 91. I’ve been a Donleavy fan since my senior year in college when
You ain’t Spota be doin’ that! What’s in a character’s name?
Spota. This is a picture of the man who inspired the character in Alexandria Reborn. What an interesting name? How did he get this name?
Alexandria Reborn: Your prep kit.
Alexandria Reborn, the sequel to Alexandria Rising and Book 2 in The Alexandria Rising Chronicles, is now available in paperback and kindle. So, what do
What is the symbol on the front of the book?
Since “Alexandria Rising,” published last October, I have been asked on one than more occasion: “What is the symbol on the front of the book?”
The thirst for escapism and the need for fantasy
“You should really work on publishing that semi-autobiographical book you wrote, “The Preacher’s Son.” There is a lot of good stuff in there on
New review published: 5 hearts!
It can be a dangerous thing for a writer to read his/her own reviews. The bad ones have the capacity to sink one’s hopes, while
World Creating and why writers don’t rest on the 7th day
Well, thanks to you wonderful readers and your encouragement, your faithful scribe has been busy the last several weeks writing the sequel to ‘Alexandria Rising.’
Kent St. James interviewed!
Best-selling author A.F. Stewart features this entertaining interview of Richard Dale with Kent St. James, chief villain of ‘Alexandria Rising’ on her blog today. Thanks
Ga. Book of The Year nomination!
Excited and pleased to announce that Alexandria Rising, has been nominated for the 53rd Georgia Author of the Year Award (GAYA) in the Science Fiction/Fantasy
Khatyrka meteorite relation to Slendoc Meridian false – report by Thomas J. Callahan
Numerous news sites are filled with reports related to the Khatyrka meteorite this morning. Thomas J. Callahan has researched and filed a report from an undisclosed
A peek behind the curtain
An action adventure novel? A dose of historical fiction? Get a glimpse of what the book is about below… Feel free to follow thee book
4 NEW EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR AUGUST, OCTOBER!
I’m excited to announce I have three more events coming up in the next few months including an appearance at a summer festival in historic