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
“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 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
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!
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!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glennmccarty/66252662?ref=478979&token=8d36959c Visit the Kickstarter page here.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who … Continue reading Daring Greatly: An Introduction
Here it is - the cover for The Misadventured Summer of Tumbleweed Thompson, a middle grade frontier adventure novel that's part Tom and Huck, part Homer Price, and hopefully a whole lot of fun! That insanely awesome cover painting is courtesy of Joe Sutphin. If you haven't already, check out some of the other awesome books … Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Misadventured Summer of Tumbleweed Thompson
I'm proud to announce that my first book for young readers will be released December 18, 2017! Horace and Oscar Visit the Lake is two stuffed friends who decide to leave the comfort of the nursery where they live and venture out on a grand adventure. With some warm and beautiful illustrations by the amazingly-talented Janna … Continue reading Coming Soon – Horace and Oscar Visit the Lake!