Five Points Business Owner Pens New Book

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A Five Points business owner is celebrating the release of his third novel.

“Let the Glory Pass Away” is available today, both in print and digitally. The novel starts a series from author, educator and entrepreneur James D. McCallister.

“In part a love letter to our growing arts community here in Columbia,” McCallister says, “this book is close to my heart and experience. I hope readers locally and elsewhere will embrace it.”

McCallister owns the shop Loose Lucy’s in the Five Points neighborhood of Columbia. He sat down with Good Morning Columbia’s Grace Joyal to talk about where he draws inspiration from.

After several experiences working with an agent and smaller presses, last year, McCallister decided to assemble his own team of editors and designers to publish this latest book.

Mind Harvest Press may one day open to submissions from others, McCallister says. “There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing your work in print, and I’d love to make that possible for other aspiring writers.”

A book release event will be held at Delaney’s Speakeasy in Five Points starting at 7 p.m., where McCallister will be signing and reading from the novel. Live music will be performed by local singer-songwriters Bentz Kirby and Chris Compton.