12/31/07 — New Boy's Life review
12/29/07 — New audio interview and review
12/15/07 — BookGuide staff recommendation
12/12/07 — Fears Mag's Best
12/10/07 — New Audio Interview
- A new audio interview with Robert McCammon is available for download from
LeisureTalk.net. The 56-minute
interview is the latest episode of David's Book Talk, conducted by David
English. You can download the MP3 directly by clicking here.
Thanks, David! (The interview will remain on their front page until December
16, at which time it will be moved to their archives.)
11/30/07 — More Bedlam reviews
- More reviews of The Queen of Bedlam have been posted:
11/27/07 — Literacy Council writeup
- Today's "Living" section in The Birmingham News includes
a brief report on the recent Literacy Council event with Robert McCammon. You
can read the article
11/26/07 — New McCammon interview
11/22/07 — New Russian book
- Film director Frank Darabont still hopes to get a film version of Robert
McCammon's MINE made. In a new interview
with SCI FI Wire, Darabont talks about his future projects. Here are the
Darabont Mulls 451 Remake
Writer-director Frank Darabont told SCI FI Wire that he's considering remaking
Fahrenheit 451 and doing a film based on Robert McCammon's SF novel
Mine, among other options for his next project. Darabont (the
upcoming The Mist) said that
Fahrenheit 451, based on Ray Bradbury's classic SF novel, is closest to
becoming a reality.
Mine, meanwhile, is Robert McCammon's psychological horror tale
about a deeply disturbed female 1960s revolutionary who kidnaps a baby,
goes on a killing spree and sparks a desperate chase. "That is also
in the works," Darabont said.
"We're working on that, too. That is an intense and primal thriller. It's a
female-driven thriller, which is perhaps one of the reasons that it's not an
obvious 'yes' for a studio. The hero and the villain are great women's roles,
and studios kind of have to be talked into that thing, because it's not the
obvious to them."
— Ian Spelling
- Today's issue of The Huntsville Times includes
an article entitled "Which
books speak to you over and over?" The author, the editor of the Arts
section of the paper, writes about Robert McCammon's novels and includes some
quotes from a recent phone interview with McCammon. Thanks to Joe Howe for
- As of today, Robert McCammon is about 60 pages into the writing of
the third Matthew Corbett novel. The planned title is Mr. Slaughter,
and he hopes to have it finished in February 2008.
- WBHM 90.3 FM, Birmingham's public radio
station, conducted an interview with Robert McCammon for their Tapestry
program. The topics of discussion are The Queen of Bedlam and Boy's Life. You can
listen to the interview on the WBHM Tapestry
website. You'll find both the aired interview and an extended interview
- An interview article about Robert McCammon, entitled "Back in the game"
and written by Alec Harvey, will run in Sunday's issue of The Birmingham
News. You can read
the article on their website.
- The Birmingham News also has this
writeup about the 14-NOV-2007 Literacy Council event in their "Social
- We have two winners!
Elton Porter and Robert Ballantyne were the names pulled from the hat by my
daughter. Out of 404 entries, they've each won a signed hardcover copy of
The Queen of Bedlam. I've emailed both of them to get shipping
addresses. Thanks for participating, and sorry I didn't have more to give
- Photos from Robert McCammon's recent signings have been added to the Photos page.
- A new article in
Screen Magazine about Frontsight Productions' new sound studio,
Templar Sounds, includes this tidbit about their planned film version of
Robert McCammon's "Blue World":
And if that isn't a big enough project, Nehs has some film work going on through
Frontsight Productions, as well. The feature Blue World, which is
based on the
book by Robert McCammon and directed by Rivkin, is scheduled to begin shooting
late this fall, but Nehs says this time frame might be delayed until January
due to actor availability. Nehs says Blue World will be completed from start to
finish right here in Chicago—with the post and scoring taking place at
- The October 26, 2007, issue of Entertainment Weekly includes a
capsule review of The Queen of Bedlam. You can read the review here (warning:
- Italian publisher Gargoyle Books will be publishing an Italian translation
of Mystery Walk in February 2008! The hardcover book, titled
La Via Oscura, is pictured below.
- French publisher Albin Michel has just released a new trade paperback
edition of Le Mystère du Lac, which is a translation of Boy's Life.
The cover is pictured below.
- My local Barnes & Noble has The Queen of Bedlam on the shelves
now, and if they do, pretty much every other place should have them now, too!
The Barnes & Noble "New Arrivals" table in Bowling Green, KY
- In September 2006, Robert McCammon addressed a Florida school board that
was considering banning Boy's Life from a local high school library.
The text of Robert McCammon's
address was made available late last year, and now a video of the
address is available on YouTube (or, if you prefer, you can choose to download
audio-only MP3s). Many thanks to Mary Dysart for sending me the video.
- Here are the events in which Robert McCammon will be participating at
Bouchercon on September 28 and 29:
|Panel discussion: The History Mystery||Friday 2p|
|Author's Choice||Saturday 1p|
Robert McCammon will be appearing at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, AL,
on November 1, 2007. There will be a presentation, reception, and booksigning.
See the Signings page for full details, including
the phone number for reservations.
- Bev Vincent has posted his review
of The Queen of Bedlam. His thorough review reveals some of the plot, so read it at
your own risk. You can read Bev's review by
- Robert McCammon will be attending Bouchercon 2007 in Anchorage, Alaska, September 27--30,
2007. He is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion about historical
- For those of you who like to plan ahead, Robert McCammon also plans to
attend the 2008 Southern Kentucky Book Fest
in Bowling Green, KY, April 18--19, 2008.
- Frontsight Productions has issued an update about their planned movie
adaptation of Robert McCammon's novella "Blue World." The update
states that much of the cast will be announced at the
beginning of September. Click here
to read the update!
- The Robert McCammon website has been moved to a new host system.
The URL for the Discussion Forum has changed, and
the forum software has been upgraded. If you see any missing images, have problems logging into the forum, or see
anything else unusual, please let me know.
- The Scheduled Signings page and the box above
have been updated to include details about Robert McCammon's planned in-store
signing appearance at the Alabama Booksmith on October 23, 2007.
- The Robert McCammon Bibliography has been expanded
to include audio recordings created by the National Library Service for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped.
- Still waiting for news about a publisher for The Queen of Bedlam....
- Sometime in the next couple of months, I'll be doing a new interview with
Robert McCammon, and this time, you have the chance to ask the questions!
Email your questions for Robert McCammon to
I can't promise that all questions will be asked, answered, or published, but
I'll try. When the interview is posted here, credit will be given for each
question; if you have a question but would prefer to remain anonymous, just say
so in your email. And feel free to send in multiple questions.