I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!

I found this copy at my local used book store! Yes a REH collector must have sold their collection and I have been trying to get as much of it as I can.

More REH to add to my collection!

Very happy to find this treasure!

Today we have:

Report on a Writing Man & Other Reminiscences of Robert E. Howard

by Tevis Clyde Smith

Necronomicon Press 1991







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Report on a Writing Man & Other Reminiscences of Robert E. Howard
Necronomicon Press
Year : 1991
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Booklet
Pages : 48
Cover art : Photo 
Illustrations : None
   Report on a Writing Man & Other Reminiscences of Robert E. Howard

Other editions: None
“Introduction” by Novalyne Price Ellis 
The All-Around Magazine featuring “Under the Great Tiger” by Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith 
“Gods in Arcady” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“A Note on Bob Howard” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Flashback” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Adventurer in Pulp” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Pristine” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“A Friend of Long Ago”by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Report on a  Writing Man” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Denouement” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“The Closed Door” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Conversation on the Bridge” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“How the Stories Came to Be” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Foreword to The Shadow of the Hun” 
by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Introduction to The Grim Land and Others” 
by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Questions” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Background to “Questions” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“New Book Released About Robert E. Howard” 
by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“The Magic Name” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“On an Ancient Shore” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“What Robert E. Howard Said One Wednesday Night” 
by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Excerpts From “Texas giant heads for the silver screen” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“In Regard to this Book and this Author” 
by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“So Far the Poet …” by Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.
“Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr.” by Rusty Burke 


Info from Howard Works.

The Online Robert E. Howard Bibliography


A great resource!





Tevis Clyde Smith was a friend of Robert E. Howard, and this is a book of insights about Howard and Smith himself.

Introduction by Novalyne Price Ellis. Collection of writings by Smith about his friend Robert E. Howard. Includes photographs.





Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr. (1908–1984) was an American historian, fantasy writer, poet and amateur publisher, best known for his association with Robert E. Howard. Most of his writing appeared as by Tevis Clyde Smith; he also wrote as T. C. Smith, Jr., and under his full name, Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr. He lived in BrownwoodBrown CountyTexas.


Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death at age 30, Howard’s writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he had become successful in several genres. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, his stories never appeared in book form during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was the pulp magazine Weird Tales.

In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian. With Conan and his other heroes, Howard created the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best works still reprinted.


Info from Wikipedia