“The Wicked Gambler” is a character who appears in one of the stories in this new collection. In his author photo for the book, Robert McCammon had makeup artist and photographer Amanda Chapman create “The Wicked Gambler" for his author photo, and has also written a short story entitled The Wicked Gambler and His Walking Cane to tell the origin of the titular cane from the image (shown below).
You can read the story on Robert McCammon's website here.
The cane itself will be the prize in a giveaway that will take place at our launch party on Saturday, October 28, 2023! Each purchase of SEVEN SHADES OF EVIL from Alabama Booksmith comes with one entry into the drawing.