I wanna be Bob DylanMr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funkyWhen everybody loves youThat's just about as funky as you can be. Ah, yes. The timeless lyrics from Counting Crows' "Mr. Jones," in which Adam Duritz pines for the career and accolades of Bob Dylan while "down at the New Amsterdam." … Continue reading Don’t Be Bob Dylan
Building Devil’s Tower
Some days you eat the bear. Some days, the bear eats you. I'd love to know the originator of that one, wouldn't you? I'm hoping there's some great story at the root of it. Like back in some cave, Og is squatting around a fire and his buddy Oog comes shuffling back through the … Continue reading Building Devil’s Tower
The Words We Need to Speak
“How are you feeling?” Depending on the chapter in my life, my response to that question has been excitement, anxiety, or downright queasiness. It’s rarely easy to talk about “that emotion thing,” even for those who are the most comfortable in their own skin. The distance between our own hearts and those of others can … Continue reading The Words We Need to Speak
A Mr. Holland Moment
Timing is a funny thing. When I set the mid-April date for the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for my middle grade adventure novel The Misadventured Summer of Tumbleweed Thompson, I was mostly considering a few important calendar events. Halfway between Christmas and summer break, the campaign's end allowed enough time to work through the production … Continue reading A Mr. Holland Moment
Indiana Jones and the Baptized Imagination
A fifth grade birthday party: I was a few months past ten years old, crammed into a school cafeteria with a dozen other pre-adolescent boys, toting sleeping bags and snacks, ready for anything. Everything about that night likely would have drifted into the ash heap of memory, but for one major reason: Indiana Jones. Someone … Continue reading Indiana Jones and the Baptized Imagination
Who’s Ready for A Tumbleweed Party?
Let's get together! (Yeah, yeah yeah). I'm hosting a little Tumbleweed party to celebrate the Kickstarter. Gather a few folks, head over to my Facebook Author page, and let's celebrate! I'll read a bit from the book, answer some questions about the story, and maybe those two nutty cowpokes will even drop by. Yeehaw!
Kickstarter Day One in the Books!
I PROMISE I will not be journaling every day of this Kickstarter campaign. Well, at least not publicly. However, as we reach the 24-hour mark of the campaign, I thought I'd share some beautiful words from my friend S.D. Smith that in the way that only he can, express what the past season in … Continue reading Kickstarter Day One in the Books!
Now on Kickstarter: The Misadventured Summer of Tumbleweed Thompson
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glennmccarty/66252662?ref=478979&token=8d36959c Visit the Kickstarter page here.
Daring Greatly, Part Two: Waking Up on Mars
Note: In the days leading up to the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for my middle grade frontier adventure novel The Misadventured Summer of Tumbleweed Thompson on Tuesday, April 17, I'm sharing my story of how I ended up here. You can read the introductory post here, and Part One, "Into the Mist" here. Find out … Continue reading Daring Greatly, Part Two: Waking Up on Mars