It was my birthday earlier this month and I received an Amazon gift card. What else am I going to spend it on, BOOKS!

To be more specific Robert E. Howard books to add to my collection.

The second book I added to my collection is:

Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard

by Mark Finn


I will be sharing the rest of my Birthday book Haul all week.

Hope everyone enjoys!









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Both editions in my collection!


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My entire birthday book haul!






Blood & Thunder: The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard
REH Foundation Press
Year : January 2012
Book No. : None
Edition : 2nd edition
(1st REH Foundation Press edition)
Pages : viii plus 454
Cover art : Photo of Robert E. Howard
Illustrations : None
     Blood & Thunder: The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard

Other editions: MonkeyBrain Books
“Introduction” by Joe R. Lansdale
Part 1
“The Oil Boom”
“Isaac and Hester”
“The Traveling Howards”
“Post Oak Country”
Part 2
“Authentic Liars”
“The Tattler”
“Soda Jerk”
“The Deal”
Part 3
“The Fighting Costigans”
Part 4
“Vultures and Grizzlies”
“All Fled, All Done”
Chapter Notes
Title Index

Written by Mark Finn
Updated and expanded second edition.
This edition is more complete and up-to-date with new information discovered since the book was initially published in 2006, as well as more detailed examinations of some of Howard’s most famous and important characters and stories.


Info from Howard Works.

A great resource!





Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard

by Mark Finn

Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan, King Kull, and others that defined heroic fantasy, lived and died in the small town of Cross Plains, Texas. While his books remain in print, Howard himself has fallen into obscurity, his life mired in speculation and half-truth. This engaging biography traces the roots of his writings, correcting long-standing misconceptions, and offers a tour of Howard’s world as he saw it: through his own incomparable imagination.

This is the updated and expanded second edition of the Monkeybrain Books 2006 edition.This is the author’s “director’s cut” of his popular biography of Texas writer and creator of Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard and includes new information and facts that were not known during the writing of the first edition, an expanded chapter on Conan, a total of 35,000 more words, and expanded and corrected chapters on Howard’s boxing stories, his westerns, both humorous and serious, and the events leading up to Howard’s death as well as what happened afterward. Also included are an expanded and corrected index and bibliography, and author’s notes on each chapter. This is Finn’s definitive version of his biography, and one that any fan of Robert E. Howard will want to own.





Mark Finn is an author, actor, essayist, and playwright. His biography, Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard, was nominated for a World Fantasy award in 2007. His articles, essays, and introductions about Robert E. Howard and his works have appeared in publications for the Robert E. Howard Foundation, Dark Horse Comics, Boom! Comics, The Cimmerian, REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, The Howard Review, Wildside Press, and he has twice presented papers about Robert E. Howard to the PCA/ACA National conference, the AWC, and lectures and performs readings regularly.