From the Archives: Robert McCammon interviews Tom Monteleone at WFC 1990


Tom Monteleone—WFC 1990 (Photo by Hunter Goatley)

One of the features planned for Lights Out! was a series of author interviews conducted by Robert McCammon. Unfortunately, the newsletter ended before all of the interviews were published. One of the “lost” interviews was with Tom Monteleone, author of The Blood of the Lamb, Lyrica, and many others. Tom and his wife Elizabeth also created and run Borderlands Press.

The interview with Tom was conducted by Robert McCammon and Hunter Goatley while sitting in a hallway of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois, at about 12:30 AM during the 1990 World Fantasy Convention (November 3, 1990).

The microcassette used to record the interview was recently rediscovered, and the interview is presented here for your listening pleasure. If you’ve ever used a microcassette recorder, you know that high-fidelity audio was not one of its calling cards. Every effort was expended to make the audio as listenable as possible, but you’ll find that their voices are still a little muddy, and there’s background noise from other groups of people in the hallway.

You can listen to the 30-minute interview in the player below, or right-click on the download icon to download the MP3.


Robert McCammon & Tom Monteleone—WFC 1990 (Photo by Hunter Goatley)

For more information about Tom and his work, visit his Wikipedia page.