Jun 062019

Bestselling author Robert McCammon wrote a song about his creations and worked with filmmaker Chuck Hartsell to create this fun music video that features some of them. Full credits can be found below the embedded video.

“My Creations” on YouTube

Music and Lyrics by RMC (Robert McCammon)

Brian Maddox – Baal (representing the novel Baal)
Emmaleigh Bailey – Amazon Queen (representing the novel Bethany’s Sin)
Shane Traffanstedt – Zombie (representing the novel The Night Boat)
Christy Yearta – Vampire (representing the novel They Thirst)
Daniel Yearta – Werewolf (representing the novel The Wolf’s Hour)
Taylor Latham – Wrestler (representing the novel Swan Song)
Chris Smith & Taylor Kabase – Colonial Man and Woman (representing the Matthew Corbett series)

Chuck Hartsell – Director
Bill Schweikert – Director of Photography
Tabitha Davis – Makeup
Josh Hester – Makeup
Ruben Wehunt – Grip
Chance Shirley – Grip
Gage Kelley – Grip
Jeff Brown – Production Assistant

Shot on location at Warehouse 31 in Pelham, Alabama

Jun 032019

From Deadline:

Stephen Susco To Adapt Robert McCammon’s ‘Speaks The Nightbird’ For Potential FX Series

By Mike Fleming, Jr
June 3, 2019 5:33pm

EXCLUSIVEFX is developing the Robert McCammon horror novel Speaks The Nightbird for a potential series, and Stephen Susco has been set to adapt.

Wolper Organization’s Mark Wolper, Kevin Matusow for The Traveling Picture Show Company, Shay Prentice and Kevin Nicklaus will produce.

The bestseller tells the dark and chilling tale about a witch-hunt in the seventeenth century Carolina colonies. The series centers around the main character Matthew Corbett.

Susco most recently wrote and directed Unfriended: Dark Web for Blumhouse and Universal, a film that premiered at SXSW last year. Susco scripted The Grudge and The Grudge 2, a highly profitable horror series for Sony.

Susco is repped by Verve.

That’s all the information I have about the project at this time. And it’s not a horror novel.


Robert McCammon to attend the Locus Awards Weekend

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May 162019

Robert McCammon’s The Listener is a finalist for the 2019 Locus Award for Horror Novel! He plans to attend the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle from June 28–30, 2019.

Information about the Locus Awards Weekend can be found here. The event includes an autograph session, so if you plan to attend, take as many books as you want to get them signed!


StokerCon 2019 reports

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May 142019

Jonathan Maberry and Robert McCammon

Robert McCammon was a Guest of Honor at the StokerCon 2019 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Unfortunately, none of the panels or interview sessions were recorded, but Amanda Desiree attended the sessions featuring Robert McCammon and has written up her recollections.

Panel report: “Out There in the Dark: Horror—The Original Literature”

Interview: Jonathan Maberry interviews Robert McCammon

Panel report: Lifetime Achievement Award winners


Photos from StokerCon 2019

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May 132019

Robert McCammon was a Guest of Honor at StokerCon 2019, held in Grand Rapids, MI, the weekend of May 9–May 12, 2019. Several people have posted photos on social media. Here are a couple that I’ve borrowed.

During the Stoker Awards ceremony, Robert McCammon and Lisa Morton presented the award for Superior Achievement in a Novel, which went to Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World. You can watch the presentation on YouTube.

On Saturday, May 11, author Jonathan Maberry interviewed Robert McCammon for 90 minutes. This photo of Jonathan and Robert was taken by Jill Hamilton-Krawczyk.

Jonathan Maberry and Robert McCammon. Photo by Jill Hamilton-Krawczyk

Here’s D. Harlan Wilson’s photo of the Friday panel “Out There In The Dark: Horror—The Original Literature”, with Josh Boone • Kevin Wetmore, Jr. • Kathe Koja • Josh Malerman • Robert R. McCammon • Kaaron Warren • Stephanie M. Wytovich

Photo by D. Harlan Wilson

Silver Shamrock Publishing’s Ken McKinley posted this photo of Robert McCammon, Tom Monteleone, Ken, and F. Paul Wilson.

Robert McCammon, Tom Monteleone, Ken McKinley, and F. Paul Wilson

Ken also posted these photos of Robert McCammon signing his copy of Boy’s Life.

Photo by Ken McKinley

Photo by Ken McKinley


Cardinal Black released!

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Apr 302019

Cardinal Black was released on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, by Cemetery Dance! This is the seventh book in the Matthew Corbett series, which began with Speaks the Nightbird.

Cardinal Black is available in trade hardcover, ebook, and audiobook editions.

Trade hardcover: Cemetery Dance, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA

Order a signed copy from Alabama Booksmith

Ebooks: Kindle | NOOK | Kobo | iTunes | Kindle CA | Kobo CA | Kindle UK

Audiobook: AudibleAmazon USAmazon UK

MP3 CD (coming July 2, 2019): Amazon US


Video from the Cardinal Black book launch

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Apr 252019

The book launch for Robert McCammon’s newest novel, Cardinal Black, was held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL. Before signing books, Mr. McCammon spoke for a few minutes about his career, then read the first chapter of Cardinal Black.

Cardinal Black is published by Cemetery Dance Publications.

Video courtesy of the Alabama Booksmith! Signed copies of Cardinal Black can be ordered from their website.


Photos from the Cardinal Black book launch

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Apr 222019

The Cardinal Black book launch took place on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL. Mr. McCammon spoke about the Matthew Corbett series and his career, and he read the first chapter from Cardinal Black. People who pre-ordered Cardinal Black were entered into a random drawing for a copy of the Subterranean Press limited edition of Swan Song. After the presentation, Mr. McCammon signed books and posed for photos. There were approximately 100 people in attendance for the signing.

Thank you to Jake Reiss, the Alabama Booksmith owner, for hosting the Cardinal Black book launch! The weather was perfect, and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Photos by Hunter Goatley. I had intended to get more photos of people getting their books signed, but I ended up talking to people instead.

Update: you can also read Blu Gilliand’s report on the Cemetery Dance website, including video of the reading from Cardinal Black.