Brief Robert McCammon interview in The Crimson White

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Dec 082019

The Crimson White is the student newspaper of the University of Alabama. Robert McCammon was the editor of The Crimson White in 1973–1974, and he is briefly interviewed in a recent article looking back at past editors of the paper.

You can read the article on The Crimson White website:

The Crimson White: Then and Now: CW editors through the years

Dec 082019

The Donald Maass Literary Agency has announced the following new translation rights deals for Robert McCammon novels.

These will be the first translations of each book published in those countries. Presumably, these editions will be published in 2020 or 2021.

Other upcoming international editions planned include:



Italian edition of Otto Penzler’s Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

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Dec 072019

Italian publisher Fanucci has published a trade paperback translation of Otto Penzler’s anthology Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

Il grande libro degli zombie (The Great Book of the Zombies) was published on December 5, 2019, and includes Robert McCammon’s “Eat Me,” originally published in Skipp & Spector’s Book of the Dead anthology from 1989.

The ISBN is 9788834738764, and the book can be found on various European Amazon sites, including Amazon ES and Amazon FR. Oddly enough, only the Kindle edition is currently available on Amazon IT, though Amazon sellers offer it.


Robert McCammon reads a new story: “DST, INC.”

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Nov 262019

Saturday, November 23, 2019, Robert McCammon participated in a Noir at the Bar event with a dozen other authors at The Wild Roast Café in Hoover, AL. Each author had a few minutes to read a short story or an excerpt from one of their works. McCammon chose to write a new story for the event called “DST, INC.”

David Walters of Authors on a Podcast Talking Books recorded audio of the event, including the full reading of “DST, INC.” He posted the podcast on It can also be heard on Spotify.

I extracted Robert McCammon’s reading and adjusted the audio some to make it easier to hear. You can listen to Robert McCammon reading “DST, INC.” below.

If you’d rather read “DST, INC.” you can find it here.

You can also download the story in these formats: AZW3 (Kindle)MOBIEPUB (NOOK)PDF

Here are a couple of photos from the event, courtesy of Andy Davidson via Twitter.


Robert McCammon will be the Author Guest of Honor at LepreCon 46

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Nov 122019

Robert McCammon will be the Author Guest of Honor at LepreCon 46, to be held in Chandler, AZ, the weekend of April 10–12, 2020! The other guests that weekend are Local Artist GoH David Ayres, Filk GoHs Margaret & Kristoph, and Science GoH Dr. David A. Williams.

For all the details currently available and to register for LepreCon 46, please visit


New Robert McCammon interview in the November 2019 issue of Locus

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Nov 012019

The November 2019 issue of Locus Magazine features one of the most in-depth interviews with Robert McCammon that has ever been published. For the first time, he talks about his career and why he’s no longer published by Pocket Books (or any other New York publisher). He also talks about how he got his start, what he’s currently working on, and future plans. Check it out!

The November 2019 issue of Locus can be purchased on their website. You can see the full Table of Contents on their site. If you don’t have a subscription, you can order a print issue, a digital version, or both.

You can read an excerpt from the interview on the Locus website.


Seasons of Terror trade release in March 2020

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Oct 302019

Back in September, we told you about Cemetery Dance’s announcement to publish Seasons of Terror, a graphic collection of four stories by Bradbury, King, Jackson, and McCammon, all adapted by Richard Chizmar. You can read about that here. The Robert McCammon story in this collection is “The Man from London,” originally published in The Hunter from the Woods.

Simon & Schuster will publish a trade hardcover edition (and fixed layout ebook) of this publication under their Gallery Books imprint on March 31, 2020. Their edition is now available for pre-ordering from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.

From the S&S webpage:

Spine-tingling stories that can be enjoyed all year round—this deliciously creepy and gorgeously wrought graphic anthology introduces a new generation to four literary giants—Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and Robert McCammon.

In the spring, a young girl hears a woman crying for help from beneath the dirt in her backyard, but no one seems to believe her…During summertime, a college student inexplicably walks deeper and deeper into the thick forest, until he happens upon a stone cottage whose inhabitants lead a very particular way of life…Before the fall chill arrives, a group of friends embark on an adventurous weekend to a remote lake where a sinister force awaits…In the dark depths of winter, behind frigid enemy lines, Great Britain’s most potent weapon against Nazi Germany lives between worlds: good and evil, and man and wolf….

With evocative prose and vivid illustrations, these unforgettable stories—“The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury; “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson; “The Raft” by Stephen King; and “The Man from London” by Robert McCammon—embody the seasons in which they are set, bringing you to the very edge of reality, mixing the best elements of the mythology of our youth with the perilous horrors of adulthood.


A Halloween treat from Robert McCammon: “Night Ride”

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Oct 232019

From Robert McCammon:

Hello! Here’s a Halloween present for the fans of Matthew Corbett. I hope you enjoy it, and happy Halloween to all!

“Night Ride” is a new Matthew Corbett Halloween story set just after the events of The Queen of Bedlam. It’s a standalone story, so you don’t need to have read the series to enjoy the story.

You can read “Night Ride” for free here, or you can download the story in the following formats:


And in case you missed it, there’s also “The Pale Pipesmoker,” released in March 2019.


Jigsaw: Paul West’s fan film based on “Blue World”

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Oct 212019

Jigsaw is a short fan film based on Robert McCammon’s short story ‘Blue World’. Jigsaw is about a priest who struggles to complete a jigsaw puzzle amidst his obsession with a beautiful porn star and a controlling monsignor. Jigsaw was nominated for Best Drama short at the Action On Film Megafest 2019 in Las Vegas. The film was written by Paul West and stars Paul, Catie Taaffe, and Harry Chambarry.

The film has been posted to YouTube, as has the trailer. Fair warning: the film includes brief nudity.

Thanks, Paul!