About The Author


Robert J. S. T. McCartney is an author and the founder of A.B.Normal Publishing and Media Group.

He draws his inspiration from his nightmares and dreams, as well as the many forms of music. He says that his inspiration can be born from anything, and he is always writing down ideas, or making up outlines of stories.

He quotes his favorite authors as H.P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, Edgar A. Poe, J. R. R. Tolkien—to list a few of the many. He loves horror, science fiction, fantasy, and comedy. He is a big fan of Simon Peg and Nick Frost.

He never used to like writing in high school, and always disliked English class. His sentiments started to change his senior year, where he did research papers on the absurdity that politicians and groups labeled video games as the cause of violence.
Writing began to become his passion after, he and his family were in a near-fatal car accident in 2008. Now he likes to write—unhinged—and continues to do so at his Knoxville, TN home with his wife, two daughters, and two cats.

When he is not actively writing stories, he likes to play video games on both PC and console. His most popular played being World of Warcraft.

Robert is currently writing numerous stories—as novels and short stories. Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle will be his debut novelco-authored with his friend, Albert Debusschere III.

You can follow Robert on Twitter and Instagram.

You can also follow A.B.Normal Publishing and Media Group on Facebook.

You can also check out his current short stories collection here.

Check out the novelette The Lodestone Files: The Things in the Shadows by Robert J. S.T. McCartney.


If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to ask him anything. Feel free to contact him.