Robert R. McCammon
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Robert Rick McCammon (born July 17, 1952) is an American novelist from Birmingham, Alabama. One of the influential names in the late 1970s–early 1990s American horror literature boom, by 1991 McCammon had three New York Times bestsellers (The Wolf's Hour, Stinger, and Swan Song) and around 5 million books in print.
His parents are Jack, a musician, and Barbara Bundy McCammon. After his parents' divorce, McCammon lived with his grandparents in Birmingham. He received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Alabama in 1974. McCammon lives in Birmingham. He has a daughter, Skye, with his former wife, Sally Sanders.
After the release of Gone South, McCammon chose to leave his publisher. After clashing with an editor at a new publisher over the direction for his historical fiction novel Speaks the Nightbird, he retired from writing. After a long hiatus which resulted from the reorganization of the publishing industry and McCammon’s personal depression and soul searching, he returned to the publishing world with Speaks the Nightbird, the first book in the Matthew Corbett series. As of 2008[update], his plans are to continue with the series.
Like Dean Koontz, McCammon for a while refused to let his first novels (up to and including They Thirst) be republished because, while not disliking the books, he did not feel that they were up to the standards of his later works. He wrote that he feels he was allowed to learn how to write in public, and therefore had decided to officially retire his earlier works. However, Baal, Bethany's Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst were recently re-released by Subterranean Press as limited edition novels. In a 2013 interview McCammon acknowledged that some readers would like to have a complete collection of his work, and said "reading back over those books I find they’re not as poorly written as I recall them to be." They have also all been released as ebooks and audiobooks.
- Baal (1978)
- Bethany's Sin (1980) - second published novel, but actually third written
- The Night Boat (1980) - third published novel, but actually second written
- They Thirst (1981)
- Mystery Walk (1983) – first novel published in hardcover
- Usher's Passing (1984) - Winner of the 1985 Alabama Library Association Alabama Author Award
- Swan Song (1987) - Co-winner of the 1987 Bram Stoker Award  and nominated for the 1988 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel; the first of his novels to appear on the New York Times Bestseller List
- Stinger (1988) - Nominated for the 1988 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel; New York Times Bestseller
- Blue World (1990) – Short Story Collection; Nominated for the 1989 Bram Stoker Award and the 1990 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection
- Mine (1990) - Winner of the 1990 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel 
- Boy's Life (1991) - Winner of the 1991 Bram Stoker Award and the 1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 
- Gone South (1992) - Later published in an omnibus edition with Boy's Life.
- The Five (2011)
- The Border (May 2015)
Michael Gallatin books
- The Wolf's Hour (1989) - Nominated for the 1989 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel; New York Times Bestseller
- The Hunter from the Woods [Collection] (2011)
Matthew Corbett series
- Speaks the Nightbird (2002)
- The Queen of Bedlam (2007)
- Mister Slaughter (2010)
- The Providence Rider (2012)
- The River of Souls (2014)
- Freedom of the Mask (May 2016)
Trevor Lawson series
- I Travel by Night (2013) - Novella
- I Travel by Night 2: Last Train from Perdition (Fall 2016)
- As seen in foreword to Mine, ISBN 0-671-73944-1 Pocket Books paperback
- Stefan Dziemianowicz, "McCammon, Robert R(ick)" in St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, edited by David Pringle. London : St. James Press,1998, ISBN 1-55862-206-3 (pp. 398-99)
- Why are some of McCammon's novels out-of-print?
- D'Ammassa, Don (2006). Encyclopedia of fantasy and horror fiction. Infobase Publishing. p. 403. ISBN 0-8160-6192-0.
- World Fantasy Convention. "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 4 Feb 2011.
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