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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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