Cardinal Black book launch details: April 20, 2019

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Apr 122019
 

The Cardinal Black book launch at Alabama Booksmith is fast approaching! It all starts Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL (technically, Homewood, AL).

At 2:00pm CST, Robert McCammon will be in the upstairs auditorium of The Alabama Booksmith to present a talk on the Matthew Corbett series, his writing in general, and Cardinal Black. He’ll leave time for a Q&A. At 2:50pm CST, the event will be on Facebook Live leading up to the drawing at 3:00pm CST for the magnificent, signed limited numbered slipcase edition of Swan Song. The lead-in will include questions sent in by fans from around the world who cannot come to Alabama. Immediately after the drawing, Rick will go downstairs to sign books.

Attendees are welcome to bring old copies of any Robert McCammon titles, and he is willing to sign them. NO COPIES OF CARDINAL BLACK WILL BE SIGNED UNLESS PURCHASED AT THE ALABAMA BOOKSMITH! The Alabama Booksmith is launching this book, and Robert McCammon has pre-signed every copy. All are signed first editions at regular price and include the exclusive picture of Robert McCammon (signed and numbered) in period attire that appears on the jacket of Cardinal Black. Although the books are already signed, any attendee who prefers may have their name inscribed.

Since The Alabama Booksmith is Robert McCammon’s home town bookstore, they have hardback signed copies of every Robert McCammon title in print, and a few out-of-print. They all may be seen here on the Alabama Booksmith website.

I’ll be attending the book launch, too!

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Cardinal Black book launch @ Alabama Booksmith: April 20!

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Feb 172019
 

The book launch for Cardinal Black will take place at The Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL, on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 2 PM CDT! Robert McCammon will be on hand for a reading/Q&A session and for a book signing session. Come get your copy of Cardinal Black in person, and feel free to bring your old unsigned copies. Robert McCammon will be happy to sign them, as well. The Alabama Booksmith will have the following signed hardback titles at the event: Boy’s Life, Cardinal Black, The Five, Freedom of the Mask, He’ll Come Knocking At Your Door, The Listener, Providence Rider, River of Souls, Swan Song, and Tales from Greystone Bay. Of course, if you can’t make it to Birmingham, you may order through www.alabamabooksmith.com.

From the Booksmith website:

EVERY COPY preordered from the Alabama Booksmith will include a signed and numbered photograph of the author dressed in colonial period attire. The earlier you preorder, the earlier numbered photo you will receive. In addition, for every book preordered, you will receive an entry into a drawing for a beautiful signed and lettered copy of Robert McCammon’s classic Swan Song in an elegant slipcase, released to commemorate its thirtieth anniversary. It features a magnificent gatefold by artist David Ho and comes with a parchment certificate authenticating provenance and signed by Robert McCammon. Swan Song was recently named one of the top 100 popular books in American history, according to PBS’ The Great American Read.

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Robert McCammon will attend the 2019 Alabama Book Festival

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Feb 152019
 

Robert McCammon will be one of the attending 2019 Alabama Book Festival authors! The festival will take place on April 13, 2019, at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery, AL.

For full information about the festival, visit their website. You can find a list of all the attending authors here. The schedule of panels will be posted around March 1, 2019.

 

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Robert McCammon’s StokerCon 2019 schedule

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Feb 152019
 

Robert McCammon will be a Guest of Honor at StokerCon 2019, to be held May 9–12, 2019, in Grand Rapids, MI. The schedule for StokerCon 2019 has been posted. Here are the scheduled events that include Robert McCammon:

  • Thursday, May 9, 8 PM: Opening Ceremonies
  • Friday, May 10, 1 PM: 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
  • Friday, May 10, 5 PM: Mass Autograph Session and Ice Cream Social
  • Saturday, May 11, 1 PM: Robert McCammon Q&A, hosted by Jonathan Maberry
  • Sunday, May 12, 12 PM: Closing Ceremonies

 

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Happy New Year with a Flashback

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Jan 032019
 

Happy New Year! This seemed like a good time to flashback many years ago with two photos recently unearthed by Tony Thomas. These promotional photos of Robert McCammon were taken by The Huntsville Times in May 1988 and April 1992. I don’t know if either was actually printed in the paper.

Robert McCammon, May 1988, The Huntsville Times

Robert McCammon, April 1992, The Huntsville Times

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Robert McCammon on the grand finale of PBS’s The Great American Read

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Oct 242018
 

Robert McCammon was a co-presenter, with Ali Wentworth, on the grand finale of the PBS show The Great American Read. His 1989 novel Swan Song had been among the list of 100 of America’s favorite books. In the final results, Swan Song came in at #94.

You can watch the episode on the PBS site:

The Great American Read grand finale

It can also be found on YouTube.

Robert and Ali begin at about the 10:02 mark.

Getty Images has three photos of Robert McCammon at the event on their website.

Here are a few screenshots, as well as the clip of Swan Song.

SWAN SONG – #94

Robert McCammon and Ali Wentworth

Robert McCammon and his agent, Cameron McClure

Robert McCammon and Ali Wentworth

 

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Robert McCammon will be a part of the “Grand Finale” of The Great American Read

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Oct 142018
 

Back in May, the PBS show The Great American Read launched. The goal: to pick American’s favorite book out of a list of 100 of American’s favorite books, according to PBS surveys. Robert McCammon’s Swan Song is among those 100 books.

It’s not too late to vote for Swan Song and others!

The final episode of The Great American Read will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Robert McCammon will be among the “notable attendees”! Here’s an excerpt from an article at WOUB Digital:

The clock is ticking to cast your final votes for America’s best-loved novel. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ will air its “Grand Finale” episode and reveal America’s choice for its number one book on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 8:00-9:00 p.m.  on PBS stations nationwide.

The “Grand Finale” episode will be filmed in front of a live audience in New York City. Notable attendees will include host Meredith Vieira; actor Wil Wheaton; authors Diana Gabaldon, Robert McCammon and Amy Tan; journalist Lesley Stahl; literary expert Baratunde Thurston and more.

At this time, I don’t know exactly what his role in the finale will be, but make your plans to tune in on October 23, 2018, for “The Grand Finale”!

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Robert McCammon discusses the new releases from Cemetery Dance

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Feb 132018
 

Robert McCammon stopped by the Alabama Booksmith today to discuss the recent Cemetery Dance releases, Tales from Greystone Bay and He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door. Follow the links to purchase signed copies from Alabama Booksmith, and don’t forget the launch event for The Listener on February 27, 2018!

You can watch the videos on YouTube.

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Alabama Booksmith photos and videos

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Dec 072017
 

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Robert McCammon visited the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL, for a preview party for The Listener. Click here to see photos contributed by Alicia Stamps, LP Hernandez, and Blu Gilliand. The Alabama Booksmith has also posted a video of Robert McCammon’s presentation on YouTube.

Photos from the Alabama Booksmith — December 5, 2017

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