ROBERT E. HOWARD CHANGED MY LIFE is a brand-new way of understanding how the Texas author’s legacy continues today. 33 contributors long familiar with the man and his creations share how he impacted their lives and continues to impact modern entertainment. This is an intimate look at the changes wrought personally and professionally by the Father of Sword-and-Sorcery and a Founder of American Fantasy.

ROBERT E. HOWARD CHANGED MY LIFE is homage not only in memoir but also in financial support for Project Pride, the agency that sustains the Howard Home and Museum in Cross Plains, Texas. A portion of each sale of the hardcover and electronic book will be donated by RBF to Project Pride each year at the annual Howard Days.

ROBERT E. HOWARD CHANGED MY LIFE is as bold, raw, and filled with vibrant life as the words, characters, and works of the man himself. This collection of intimate essays on the impact of Robert E. Howard and his characters as catalysts of personal change comes from 33 scholars, writers, artists, publishers, and fans who can say, “Because Howard lived I am a changed person.”

Contents

  • A Riot of Life, by Jason M Waltz
  • How REH Saved My Life, by Bill Cavalier
  • REH, Conan and Me, by John C. Hocking
  • Dreams of the Purple Kingdom, by Jason Durall
  • Out there in the Wilds with REH, by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Bêlit, Queen of the Black Coast, by Jaym Gates
  • REH and Me: The Celtic Connection, by Adrian Cole
  • He Himself was in Every One of Them, by Rusty Burke
  • Crossed Swords and Bloody Seas, by David C. Smith
  • Taking the World by the Throat, by Karen Joan Kohoutek
  • The Black Dog and REH, by C.L. Werner
  • An Empire of Ghosts and Smoke, by Scott Oden
  • From Conan to Cormac: My Path to Howard Studies, by Todd B. Vick
  • REH: Opener of the Way, by Nancy A. Collins
  • Wyrd Ensemble, by Bobby Derie
  • The Ride of Falume, by Barbara A. Barrett
  • For the Honor of the Ship, by Christopher A. Gruber
  • An Ode to REH, by Cecelia Holland
  • A Love Letter to Bear Creek, by Mark Finn
  • On the Trail with El Borak, by David Hardy
  • The Were-Woman, the Gnome, and the Zebra, by Deuce Richardson
  • In the Footsteps of Steve Harrison, by Fred Blosser
  • Unearthing an Age Undreamed Of, by Jeffrey Shanks
  • How REH (And Glenn Lord) Changed My Life, by Roy Thomas
  • Kosru’s Road, by Howard Andrew Jones
  • 1975: The Year of the Cormac, by Keith J. Taylor
  • In a Dark Place, by Steven Erikson
  • My New Friend Agnes, by Becky Cloonan
  • Sol K. and Me, by Dierk Günther
  • An Unexpected Gift, by Barbara Ingram Baum
  • A New and Mighty Mission, by Matthew John
  • White Spark, Black Fire, by Charles R. Saunders
  • The Extraordinary Inner World of Charles R. Saunders, Father of ‘Sword and Soul,’ by Jon Tattrie
  • Charles Saunders and I were Friends, by Joe R. Lansdale
  • The Importance of Charles Saunders, by David C. Smith
  • Why No Howard Character Ever Changed My Life, by Patrice Louinet
  • REH: A European Perspective, by Michael Moorcock
  • Afterword, by Janet E. Morris
  • Appendix REH: Suggested Additional Inspirational and Educational Readings
Publisher : Rogue Blades Foundation
Year : June 11th, 2011
Book No. : ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0578661756ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0578661759
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dustjacket (6 x 0.81 x 9 inches)
Pages : 338
Cover : Art by: Didier Normand | Design by: Jason M. Waltz
Illustrations : None

Notes

Was supposed to be released for Howard Days 2020, but got postponed to Howard Days 2021.

Edited by Jason M. Waltz of the Rogue Blades Foundation.

Robert E. Howard Changed My Life

ROBERT E. HOWARD CHANGED MY LIFE is a brand-new way of understanding how the Texas author’s legacy continues today. 33 contributors long familiar with the man and his creations share how he impacted their lives and continues to impact modern entertainment. This is an intimate look at the changes wrought personally and professionally by the Father of Sword-and-Sorcery and a Founder of American Fantasy.

Tags: Adrian Cole / Barbara A. Barrett / Barbara Ingram Baum / Becky Cloonan / Bill “Indy” Cavalier / C. L. Werner / Cecilia Holland / Charles R. Saunders / Chris Gruber / David C. Smith / David Hardy / Deuce Richardson / Dierk Günther / Fred Blosser / Howard Andrew Jones / Janet E. Morris / Jason Durall / Jason M. Waltz / Jaym Gates / Jeffrey Shanks / Joe R. Lansdale / John C. Hocking / Jon Tattrie / Karen Joan Kohoutek / Keith J. Taylor / Mark Finn / Matthew John / Michael Moorcock / Nancy A. Collins / Patrice Louinet / Robert Derie / Robert E. Howard / Roy Thomas / Rusty Burke / Scott Oden / Steven Erikson / Todd B. Vick