Mark Finn is an author, actor, essayist, pop culture critic, and playwright. He is an authority on the Texas author Robert E. Howard and has written extensively on that subject. His biography, Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard, was nominated for a World Fantasy award and is now available in an updated and expanded second edition. His articles, essays, reviews, and short stories have been published by Playboy.com, RevolutionSF.com, Dark Horse Comics, DC/Vertigo Comics, Monkeybrain Books, The University of Texas press, Greenwood Press, Scarecrow Press, F.A.C.T. Publications, Tachyon Press, Fight Card Books and elsewhere. Finn’s short fiction can be found in Ray Guns Over Texas, Road Trip, Tails From the Pack, Empty Hearts, Heroika: Dragon Eaters, Barbarian Crowns, Asian Pulp, and Fight Card: The Adventures of Sailor Tom Sharkey, as well as in his own books. He lives over an old movie theater in North Texas with his long-suffering wife, too many books, and an affable pit bull named Sonya.