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Tell The Damn Story

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Where we interview and talk about the challenges and successes of writing books, comics, film, and other creative arts and pop culture topics.


Tell The Damn Story 230: How One Man Left His Mark As A Writer, And A Whole Lot More

Greetings Listeners: 

In this episode Alex, Chris, and special guest Elizabeth Sheehan take you on a more personal creative journey.

Sometimes we learn the lasting lessons from our parents, teachers, or friends.  Sometimes from a heralded master of the craft. And sometimes we learn how to be better creatives, from a talent who quietly gave their best to the world. Gave of their knowledge, experience, and friendship.

That was the writer, editor known as, William "Mr. Bill" McCay.

He wrote for major publishers, crafting stories about Young Indiana Jones, Zorro, and Star Trek, to name a few. He worked for Sesame Street publications, on material for young readers everywhere.  And in between the many books and editing tasks, he gave freely of his great store house of historical and literary information, to anyone who needed it.

This episode is a celebration of that man we were privileged to call friend.

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