Category Archives: Biography

Happy Birthday, Ol’ Two-Gun!

January 22nd marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Howard. Let’s everyone raise a toast of our favorite libation to his memory and honor the Legacy of what he left us by reading some of his words. You won’t go wrong on either account! Happy birthday, Bob!

Tim Truman is the Guest of Honor at Howard Days 2013

Like I was sayin’…Tim Truman is the Guest of Honor at  Robert E. Howard Days this year. Come and meet Tim at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas on June 7th & 8th. Here’s a bit of bio from Tim: Timothy Truman has become one of its most original storytellers and stylists […]

Robert E. Howard and The Outline of History by H. G. Wells

A few months ago on the REHupa email list I brought up a question about The Outline of History by H.G. Wells and its presence in Howard’s library. For those who aren’t familiar with it, The Outline of History was a massive work by Wells that was essentially a macro-history of the world, from the […]

A Tribute to Glenn Lord

Like I was sayin’…Robert E. Howard Days always has all kinds of neat little surprises happening that attendees get first crack at. This year is no different, and now we have a second book making it’s debut at this year’s festivities. Howard Days 2011 Co-Guest of Honor Dennis McHaney is bringing Anniversary: A Tribute to […]

Famous Finnski

Our pal Keith West has posted a nice interview with REHupan Mark Finn, the erudite author of BLOOD & THUNDER: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard, over at his blog: http://adventuresfantastic.blogspot.com Indy sez: check it out. You’ll be glad you did! (And Mark’s updated and added-to Blood & Thunder biography is on the […]

News from Cross Plains

I thought it would be fun, during this Cross Plains Centennial Year, to share some news stories from old issues of the Cross Plains Review. Most of what I’ll be sharing is from the period that Robert Howard lived there, 1919-1936, and I’m limited by the photocopies I have available, which I brought home several […]

Happy Birthday, Margaret McNeel!

Today, at the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church in Cross Plains, there is a celebration of the 80th birthday of a very special lady, Margaret Ann McNeel. I know that a lot of REHupans and other REH fans will be here in spirit as we honor one of the founders of Project […]

A New REH Manifesto

Mark Finn, familiar to Howard fans all over the world for his marvelous REH biography, Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard, has a number of words for all the recent internet misinformation regarding Ol’ Two-Gun. If you would like to read the entire Manifesto, just click on the CRITICISM tab […]

Howard Bio Piece & Cross Plains — Then and Now

I came across this write-up on Howard and Cross Plains.  It appears to be written by a journalism student from the Mayborn School of Journalism in Denton. Thankfully, he writes like an actual journalist and not some whacked-out blogger: It’s dark outside and Robert E. Howard is wrapping up his latest story. Twelve hours banging away […]

The Whole Wide World on NPR

Movie critic Leonard Maltin has a new book out titled 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen.  One of the 151 movies featured is The Whole Wide World.  The book is profiled at the NPR website, with an audio interview of Maltin. Here is The Whole Wide World review from the book: The Whole Wide World (1996) […]