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.


Spanish edition of Shadow Show

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Jan 042018

Spanish publisher Kelonia Editorial is releasing a translation of Shadow Show: A Celebration of Ray Bradbury. Their project was crowdfunded in 2017. It is being published in two editions, a gold limited edition, and a silver paperback edition. The cover art is by Carolina Bensler.

Shadow Show was edited by Mort Castle and Sam Weller. It includes Robert McCammon’s short story “Children of the Bedtime Machine,” as well as stories by the editors, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, and many more. The book was originally published in the U.S. in July 2012. Translations have also been published in the Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Israel, Hungary, and Turkey.


Two new signed limited editions from Robert McCammon!

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Aug 152017

Cemetery Dance Publications has announced two new Robert McCammon signed limited editions and trade hardcovers!

We’re thrilled to report we have FOUR projects in the works with one of our favorite authors, Robert McCammon! Two of the books are being announced today and will be published at the end of October; a new novel will be announced in a few weeks and published in February; and a Limited Edition of one of his classic novels will be announced next year.

The two books being announced today are Tales from Greystone Bay and He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door, and the signed Limited Editions of these books are expected to sell very, very quickly given the high demand for McCammon’s collectible editions!

PLUS: For a few days only, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on both of these titles to US addresses, so now is the perfect time to place your order!

Note that Tales from Greystone Bay collects three McCammon short stories, and He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door is a heavily-illustrated short story. These are not new novels. For full details on both books, visit the Cemetery Dance website:

Cemetery Dance: Tales from Greystone Bay
Cemetery Dance: He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door

Both limited editions sold out around 6 PM ET on August 15, 2017. There are plenty of trade hardcovers still available.


“Strange Candy” reprint in Halloween Carnival ebook: October 2017

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Jun 172017

Halloween Carnival is a five-volume ebook series that is edited by Brian Freeman and will be published in October 2017 by Random House/Hyrda. Volume 1 in the series kicks off with a reprint of Robert McCammon’s short story “Strange Candy.” The five-volumes will eventually be published in a hardcover edition by Cemetery Dance.

Here are the details from the Random House website:


Robert McCammon, Kevin Lucia, John R. Little, Lisa Morton, and Mark Allan Gunnells put the horror back in Halloween with a quintet of devilishly delightful tales, curated by acclaimed author and editor Brian James Freeman.

STRANGE CANDY by Robert McCammon
Chocolate bars and sour suckers are trick-or-treat staples, but beware the odd sweet at the bottom of your bag. You never know who it’s from—or what it might do to you.

Father Ward should have heeded the warnings about hearing confession on All Hallow’s Eve. Because a man is about to tell him a secret more haunting than any he has heard before.

DEMON AIR by John R. Little
Fear of flying is not uncommon. But on this transpacific airline, the real danger isn’t the flight itself. It’s whoever—or whatever—is up in the air with you.

Trick McGrew, former cowboy star of the silver screen, has never believed in tall tales. But down in Mexico, the land of La Llorona, he’s about to find out just how real urban legends can be.

Some people will go to any lengths to rack up retweets, likes, and follows on social media, no matter who they end up hurting . . . or even killing.

The ebook can be pre-ordered from Amazon here.

Here’s the cover for the Cemetery Dance hardcover edition:

Both covers have been added to the Book Cover Gallery, if you’d like to see larger versions of them.

“Strange Candy” was originally published as a free download here on You can read the story online or download EPUB (NOOK) or MOBI (Kindle) files.


Dark Screams: Volume 7 ebook will include a McCammon story

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Apr 232017

Brian James Freeman posted this announcement on his site a few days ago:


Richard Chizmar and I have once again joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to produce five more volumes in our acclaimed Dark Screams horror eBook anthology series! Each volume collects stories by the best authors working in the business today, and we’re pleased to announce that Dark Screams: Volume Seven will be published on July 25, 2017!About the Book:
Robert McCammon, Brian Hodge, James Renner, Kaaron Warren, Bill Schweigart, and Mick Garris reveal sinister secrets and unsavory pasts in a haunting anthology of short stories collected by acclaimed horror editors Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.WEST OF MATAMOROS, NORTH OF HELL by Brian Hodge
After the success of their latest album, Sebastián, Sofia, and Enrique head to Mexico for a shoot under the statue of Santa Muerte. But they have fans south of the border who’d kill to know where they get their inspiration.

LIZARDMAN by Robert McCammon
The lizardman thinks he knows about all the mysterious dangers of the Florida swamps, but there are things lurking in the bayou that are older and deadlier than his wildest dreams.

Although every child dreams of visiting Hundred-Acre Wood, only one has ever actually frolicked that fabled forest—and survived.

FURTHEREST by Kaaron Warren
She’s been going to the beach since she was a child, daring the other kids to go out past the dunes where those boys died all those years ago. Now she realizes that the farther out you go, the harder it is to come back.

THE EXPEDITION by Bill Schweigart
On a quest to bring glory to the Führer, Lieutenant Dietrich Drexler leads his team into the ruins of the Carpathian Mountains. But the wolf that’s stalking them is no ordinary predator.

SNOW SHADOWS by Mick Garris
A schoolteacher’s impulsive tryst with a colleague becomes a haunting lesson in tragedy and terror when he’s targeted for revenge by an unlikely, unhinged rival.

Purchase the eBook: • • • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo



Dark Screams: Volume Two audiobook released

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Oct 152015

Tantor Audio has released an audiobook edition of the collection Dark Screams: Volume 2, edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar. Dark Screams: Volume 2 was originally released as an ebook containing stories by Robert McCammon, Shawntelle, Madison, Graham Masterton, Norman Prentiss, and Richard Christian Matheson. The McCammon story is “The Deep End,” which won the 1987 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story.

The audiobook is narrated by Joe Barrett. Full details and a sample can be heard on the Tantor website. The MP3-CD is only $10 on the Tantor site.

Purchase the audiobook from Tantor Audio

Purchase the MP3 CD from Amazon

Purchase the audiobook from Audible



Better Weird: A Tribute to David B. Silva

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Mar 242015

Better WeirdFrom editor Paul F. Olson:

Coming in April as an e-book from Cemetery Dance Publications!

Better weird than plastic …

For a generation of horror fans, those four words signaled a momentous occasion: the arrival of a new issue of David B. Silva’s seminal publication, THE HORROR SHOW. For nine years in the 1980s, Dave and his magazine published some of the biggest names in the genre and introduced the world to countless others, nurturing dozens of careers along the road from first publication to major success. A man of limitless talent, Dave also earned a reputation as one of the field’s finest writers, producing a handful of brilliant novels and a vast collection of award-winning stories.

Following Dave’s untimely death in 2013, authors from around the world of horror came forward to honor his memory. Those who grew up reading his immortal magazine, those who learned from his kind and careful tutelage, those who admired the editor, the writer, the man – they are all here, gathered in the pages of this special anthology. Kealan Patrick Burke, Brian Hodge, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert R. McCammon, Bentley Little, Elizabeth Massie, Brian Keene, J.F. Gonzalez, Steve Rasnic Tem, Billie Sue Mosiman, Kathryn Ptacek, Thomas F. Monteleone, Gary Raisor, Yvonne Navarro, Robert Swartwood, G. Wayne Miller, and Paul F. Olson. With brand new tales of terror, lovingly-chosen classics, and heartfelt tributes, these writers have come to raise a chill, bring a tear, and remind you of the truth in Dave’s immortal words: It’s always BETTER WEIRD …

The Robert McCammon story is a reprint of “Yellachile’s Cage,” which is also found in Blue World.

A print edition of the anthology is planned for later this year.

Diabolique magazine has published a great interview with editor Paul F. Olson.


“The Deep End” wins award

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Mar 112015

Robert McCammon‘s 1987 short story “The Deep End” won the 2014—the leading Russian fantastic fiction website—award for “Best Online Publication (Short Form).” The story was reprinted by Darker Magazine. The story, which was also just reprinted in the ebook DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME 2, previously won the 1987 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story.



Ebook reprint of “The Deep End”

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Jan 082015

Robert McCammon’s 1987 Bram Stoker Award-winning short story “The Deep End” will be one of five stories included in the Random House ebook Dark Screams: Volume 2. The ebook is edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar and will be released on March 3, 2015. The ebook will feature short stories by Robert McCammon, Norman Prentiss, Shawntelle Madison, Graham Masterton, and Richard Christian Matheson. More information about the release, including titles and ordering links, can be found on the Random House website.

The ebook can be pre-ordered from these retailers:

The Dark Screams ebooks are published by Hydra, an ebook-only imprint of Random House, so no physical book is planned.

An audiobook edition of Dark Screams: Volume 1 was released, so it’s possible there will be an audiobook of Volume 2. Stay tuned….


“Pin” reprint in Best New Horror 25th anniversary edition

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Sep 132014

A 25th anniversary reprint of the 1990 anthology Best New Horror #1, edited by Stephen Jones and Ramsay Campbell, has been published by Drugstore Indian Press, an imprint of PS Publishing in the UK. This book includes Robert McCammon’s short story “Pin,” which was first published in Blue World. It can be ordered directly from PS Publishing via their website. The full cover image for the trade paperback, including flaps, is shown below.