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)

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 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


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



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.


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!


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

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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