Celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of Alexandria Rising: A look back

It all began with a bicycle accident.  Four years ago on Oct. 27, I was involved in a serious bike accident. Went over the handlebars. Shattered right wrist that required pins. Broken ribs. Lip split that required stitches. Nose broken. Tendons torn in my left arm. Concussed. Knock out. Cold. Blood pressure sank. I saw…

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 the works of T.S. Eliot, Dante, Tolkien and even the show, ‘LOST’ as inspiration.  When I began writing ‘In Pursuit of The Pale Prince,’ it was a different world. I…

2019: After the solstice, before the frost

The year is clipping by, like a summer weathered schooner on a fair wind.  I have spent the bulk of the first half of the year in self-imposed book promotion hibernation and have not been engaging much outside of the digital world. However, the plan is to devote more time to readings, classes and artistic…

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 it is very laborious in density and allusion. These are not in chronological order so proceed at your own risk for spoilers if you have not read both. Your humble friend,…

Year in Review: A best-seller, broadcasts and more books

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 to read and teach made an indelible impact in my trajectory as an author. An extra big thank you goes all to many, including: Clifford Brooks III, Damon Poirier, Celeste…

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 available on amazon.com. Below is an article by Damon Poirer published in the Marietta Daily Journal. Mark Wallace Maguire recently announced the release of his Young Adult Fantasy novel, “In…

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, to open upon his death. However, only one letter was passed on and it appears in the book, “Alexandria Rising.” Why this is, we do not exactly know. Perhaps, in his state…

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, Tennessee and hosted by Clifford Brooks and Richard Winham. My interview and reading are around the 50 minute mark, but I encourage you to listen to the entire show for…