David Gentzel is a computer professional living and working outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been a collector and fan of Robert E. Howard since the mid-1970's.

Starting with Joe Marek's The New Howard Reader and subsequently Wandering Star's The Ultimate Triumph, David has been assisting publishers and editors by providing faithful e-texts generated from original typescripts or first publications. He is also maintaining and constantly expanding a private Howard e-text library. These texts are available on request to qualified publishers and scholars.

David has been a member of REHupa, the Robert E. Howard United Press Association, since 1997. During this time he has primarily concentrated on bibliographical studies and the investigation of textual corruption of Howard's works by editors and publishers.

Particular areas of Howard interest are his poetry and humorous western stories.