Charles McCain

Articles on the South, my Southern Gothic Youth, World War Two, the many absurdities of everyday life in America and my podcast: “Not Your Usual Houseguest.”

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Charles McCain

Articles on the South, my Southern Gothic Youth, World War Two and my “Not Your Usual Houseguest” podcast

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Family, friends, fans and supporters:
welcome to my website

I hope you will subscribe because of the quality of my work and because I need your financial support to keep writing.

I had a run-in with cancer some years ago and that monster demolished my personal finances. I have have stacks of unpublished writing which I would like to publish on this site but need your help so I can spend time on my own work and not spend all my time writing for others to generate income.

There are eleven different monthly subscription rates and since all tiers except the last two get the same content, I respectfully ask you to consider a monthly subscription rate consonant with the strength of your finances.

I would be most grateful for your assistance.

Charles

Comments from subscribers on my work:

“I’m shocked you have such a hilarious sense of humor since you seem so serious I thought you were a professional assassin.”
Thank you.

“I laughed so hard at your podcast Not Your Usual House Guest that I spit my coffee across the room and burned the cat.”
This happens a lot.

“I guffawed so loudly at the stories about your frat brothers that I had an attack of acid reflux and while drinking an Alka-Seltzer started to wonder if any of them are slightly insane?”

I’ve often wondered that myself.

“Is being a writer lonely?”

Yes. It’s like sex. You do it by yourself when no one’s around.”

Podcast from my manuscript The Frat House Fire Escape Plan:

I wrote and rewrote this manuscript over the last few years and I am now looking to place it with an agent or publisher.

If you know an agent or editor who might be interested in the mnsucript please let me know.

Excerpts from Frat House:

“Charles raised undergraduate misbehavior at Tulane to an art form.”

Statement made in a letter of recommendation for me by one of my frat brothers. Not only is this a scurrilous falsehood. It isn’t true.

“What fraternity are you a member of?”

Sigma Nu

“Where did you attend college?”

I matriculated and graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans. To say I attended would imply a closer relationship than I had with the university.

The South and My Southern Gothic Youth

“Your writing about the South is so vivid, so bittersweet, so ineffably sad, and so wildly funny it makes me glad I’ve never been there.”  Good. Best not to visit.

“Are you really an 8th generation South Carolinian?”

Yes.

“What effect has this long lineage had on you?”

A bad one.

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“Are you….”
Yes.

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No.
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