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

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.



Cardinal Black author photo by Amanda Chapman

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Apr 202019

For the release of Cardinal Black, author Robert McCammon wanted to do a fun author photo. He had previously found the special makeup work of photographer Amanda Chapman, and he set about trying to track her down to hire her to dress him in period attire and photograph him for the back cover of Cardinal Black. While she was applying the makeup, he talked with her about her career and how she works, and the session was recorded by Al Hammond. The video interview can be found on YouTube. It’s also embedded below the photo.

For more of Amanda’s work, you can visit her website. Some of the special effects makeup photos she did that Robert found can be seen here.

Robert McCammon by Amanda Chapman

Robert McCammon, photographed by Amanda Chapman, November 2018



Cardinal Black shipping news from Cemetery Dance

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Apr 172019

Cemetery Dance sent out the following in an email:

The trade hardcover edition of Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon is in our warehouse and we’ve been packing our preorders since last week, so they’ll begin shipping out the door next week! Our slipcase maker is hard at work on the slipcase for the signed Limited Edition hardcover, which will be ready to ship in June.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to higher than expected demand from book distributors, our supplies of the 1st Printing of the 1st Edition are dwindling fast, so please do not wait to place your order!

You can order a first printing, first edition from Cemetery Dance. Signed copies can be ordered from the Alabama Booksmith!


Robert McCammon at Alabama Book Festival 2019

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Apr 152019

Here are a few photos of Robert McCammon at the 2019 Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery, AL, on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Photo by Blu Gilliand

Photo by Lenore Reese Vickrey

Robert McCammon interviewed by Kirk Curnutt. Photo by Kim G. Nix.