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Author and biographer Mark Finn talks about Robert E. Howard, his life and times, and makes his case for Howard being included in Texas’ rich literary history and tradition. Mark Finn is an author, actor, essayist, pop culture critic, and movie reviewer. He is a nationally recognized authority on Robert E. Howard and has written extensively about the Texas author. His biography, Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard, was nominated for a World Fantasy award in 2007 and is currently available in an updated and expanded second edition. His fiction, articles, essays, reviews, short stories, and comics have been published by Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, DC/Vertigo Comics, The University of Texas Press, Greenwood Press, Tachyon Press, and others. He lives in North Texas, over an old movie theater, along with his high school sweetheart, far too many books, and an affable pit bull named Sonya.