Robert E. Howard scholar and author of Blood & Thunder Mark Finn just got back from Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, TX. Howard Days celebrates the life and work of the city’s most famous son, Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard. Traveling to Cross Plains can be a bit of trouble for anyone but the most dedicated of sword & sorcery pilgrims. I’ve not made the journey myself, but I suppose getting to interview Mark is the next best thing. Quick note: I recorded our interview with Google Voice, and had to do so in transit. Sadly, our conversation was a bit rushed, but hopefully I’ll have an opportunity to get Mark on the phone again. Enjoy!