Clyde McCulley: An unusual journey to becoming an author

Clyde McCulley is today’s guest on The Segilola Salami Show. Clyde shares with us his life’s journey from the 1940s to becoming a professor then an author. I assure you, you need to click play now to listen to all that Clyde McCulley has to say.

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About Clyde McCulley

Clyde McCulley: An unusual journey to becoming an authorClyde McCulley was born in Benton, Arkansas in 1941, the last of six kids born to a father, sixty years old, and a mother of forty. Together, they tried to eek out a living on a five-acre farm with no running water and a two-holer outhouse.

He was determined to go to college and pursue fine art, ultimately leading him to complete both an MFA in Painting and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration.

After working as a professor of art at several private colleges, McCulley spent twenty years as the director of the School of Art at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute.

McCulley’s memoir, “The Boy on Shady Grove Road” is a collection of 100 stories from his early years in the conservative segregated South of the 1940s and 50s. His book captures life on a little farm that was financially poor but rich in love, adventure, and imagination. Along with humour that makes many readers laugh out loud are the tender, charming, and even poetic musings of a man who recalls childhood with uncommon vividness.

He has recently published a book for pre-teen (Middle Graders) “Panther Creek Mountain: The Big Adventure” It is the first book of a series and is written to show today’s kids that there was a time when kids could have wonderful adventures without the use of cell phones and video games. His characters and schemes in “The Boy on Shady Grove Road” and “Panther Creek Mountain” bring back memories to many readers, of Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.”

McCulley lives with his wife, Susan, and their cat, Shadow, in Portland, Maine, USA. You can find out more about Clyde on his website


Giveaway – Panther Creek Mountain: The Big Adventure

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About The Segilola Salami Show

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