Robert McCammon interview in Alabama Living magazine

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Oct 012019
 

Robert McCammon is the featured author in the October 2019 issue of Alabama Living magazine, which is the official statewide publication of the electric cooperatives in Alabama and the largest magazine of its type in the state, reaching some 400,000 electric cooperative consumers.

The article is titled “Alabama’s Own ‘Great American Read'” and can be read on their website. You can read the entire digital issue online at Issuu.com. The McCammon article is on page 24.

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Robert McCammon will be the Literary Guest of Honor at Chattacon 45

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Sep 262019
 

Robert McCammon will be the Literary Guest of Honor at Chattacon 45, to be held in Chattanooga, TN, the weekend of January 24–26, 2020! The other featured guests are artist Melissa Gay, Faith Hunter, and Toastmaster Big Daddy Voodoo.

Pre-registration is available at a discounted price now on their website, along with all of the information that’s currently available. No programming details have been released yet.

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Robert McCammon to participate in “Noir at the Bar” in Birmingham, AL, November 23, 2019

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Sep 262019
 

Robert McCammon will be among the authors reading short pieces of fiction at “Noir at the Bar” at the Wild Roast in Birmingham, AL, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Here’s the description of the evening from the FB event page:

Local and national crime writers reading their work (with a side of murder ballads). Readers include Robert McCammon, Emily Carpenter, Jeff Strand, Wendie Burbridge, Matt Weber, Alina Stefanescu Coryell, Karim Shamsi-Basha, David Powell, James Ray Tuck Jr., Ellen Seltz, Roger Johns, and Hank Early. Tickets are $10. Starts at 7pm. Outside food and drink will be allowed.

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Robert McCammon books banned in prisons in 2019

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Aug 012019
 

Over the years, I’ve heard from dozens of people who have written to tell me that a Robert McCammon novel (often Swan Song and Boy’s Life) was the only thing that got them through a period of incarceration.

I just discovered the website Prison Legal News, which recently launched a project aimed at tracking the books that are banned in prisons in the U.S. Newsweek recently published an article about the project:

Newsweek: KANSAS PRISONERS BANNED FROM READING ‘A GAME OF THRONES’ ALONG WITH THOUSANDS OF OTHER BOOKS

The project currently only has lists from eight states, but Robert McCammon books show up on two of the lists, so far. These titles are currently banned from prisons in the named states:

Iowa: Blue World (List of all books banned in Iowa prisons)
Kansas: MINE and The Wolf’s Hour (List of all books banned in Kansas prisons)

Prisons aren’t the only places where books are banned. Some schools also ban books. One such case took place in 2006 in Hernando County in Florida. Robert McCammon actually traveled to a school board meeting there to defend Boy’s Life. You can read about it and see video of his presentation here.

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Locus Awards 2019

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Jun 302019
 

The 2019 Locus Awards were awarded yesterday, June 29, 2019, in Seattle, WA. The Listener was one of the ten finalists for Best Horror Novel. The award went to Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World.

Robert McCammon attended the event and participated in a panel entitled, “Playing in the Historical Sandbox,” along with authors Amal El-Mohtar, Darryl Gregory, Molly Tanzer, and Connie Willis. With thanks to Mindi Welton-Mitchell, here are two photos of the panel that she posted on Twitter.

“Playing in the Historical Sandbox” with (L->R) Robert McCammon, Amal El-Mohtar, Darryl Gregory, Molly Tanzer, and Connie Willis. Photo by Mindi Welton-Mitchell.

“Playing in the Historical Sandbox” with (L->R) Robert McCammon, Amal El-Mohtar, Darryl Gregory, Molly Tanzer, and Connie Willis. Photo by Mindi Welton-Mitchell.

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Robert McCammon: “My Creations”

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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)

CAST:
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)

CREW:
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

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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!

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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

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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

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