Articles and updates


Updates from Robert McCammon

A collection of all of the updates Robert McCammon has written for this website.

Articles by Robert McCammon

New!!  Matthew Corbett’s World
An essay by McCammon about writing historical fiction. Originally presented in Mister Slaughter.
The Big Idea: Robert McCammon
An article by McCammon for John Scalzi’s “The Big Idea” feature.
“Why I Wrote Boy’s Life” (January 2008)
Foreword by McCammon for the 2008 trade paperback release of Boy’s Life, published by Pocket Books in July 2008.
“Why I Wrote Gone South” (July 2008)
Foreword by McCammon for the 2008 trade paperback release of Gone South, published by Pocket Books in October 2008.
“Innocence and Terror — The Heart of Horror” (1987)
Article by McCammon for the book How to Write Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction, edited by J.N. Williamson and published by Writer’s Digest Books in 1987.
“The State of Where” (February 1991)
Article by McCammon stating his intention to move away from horror. Published in Lights Out! Issue #5.
A Letter from Robert R. McCammon (December 1998)
In 1998, it had been six years since his novel was published. McCammon wrote this letter to let everyone know what he’d been doing over those six years.
Fighting a Boy’s Life Ban (September 19, 2006)
The address McCammon gave to a Florida school board that was considering whether or not to ban Boy’s Life from a local high school.

Articles about Robert McCammon’s work

Robert R. McCammon — A Biographical Essay (2002)
Biographical essay by Richard Bleiler and Hunter Goatley for the reference book Supernatural Fiction Writers.
“The Call of the House of Usher” (1990)
Subtitled “The Poe Element in Robert McCammon’s Usher’s Passing
Journal article by Marian Motley-Carcache, 1990.
“UA paper marks 110th year” (2004)
Birmingham News article from 2004 about the University of Alabama school newspaper. Quotes McCammon.
The Splatterpunk Files
A history of the “splatterpunks,” originally published on Craig Spector’s now-defunct Stealth Press website. Robert McCammon was often included in the bunch, though very little of his work could be called “splatterpunk.”