robert e. howard, conan the barbarian
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Located in the city of Cross Plains, TX is the family home (and current museum) of Robert "Bob" E. Howard, author of several fantasy and adventure stories and creator of "Conan the Barbarian."
A frequent contributor to Weird Tales magazine, Howard was part of "The Lovecraft Circle", a group of fantasy writers who were influenced and encouraged through correspondence with Lovecraft.
Although Howard never had a book published in his lifetime, by the age of thirty he was consistently selling his stories to different magazines.
In 1936, upon hearing that his mother was entering a coma that she would not awake from, Howard went out to the car in the driveway of this location and shot himself in the head. He was thirty years old.