TIM McLOUGHLIN is the editor of the multiple award–winning anthologies Brooklyn Noir and Brooklyn Noir 2, and coeditor of Brooklyn Noir 3. His debut novel, Heart of the Old Country , was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program, won Italy’s Premio Penne award, and was the basis for the motion picture "The Narrows." His books have been published in seven languages. McLoughlin retired after working for 30 years as a peace officer in the New York City criminal justice system, and divides his time between Brooklyn and Eastern Pennsylvania. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms: Stories and Essays is his latest work.
Achiro Patricia Olwoch hails from Gulu, in Northern Uganda. Achiro is currently an artist at risk in residence at Westbeth. She is an award-winning writer, director and producer after winning numerous awards and nominations for her "Coffee Shop" TV series as creator and writer and "Yat Madit" as head writer, and for her short films: "The Surrogate," "The Mineral Basket," Maraya Ni. She is currently working on a feature documentary, "My Prison Diary," due for release in 2023 and she has three feature scripts in development. She is also in the process of completing her late father’s manuscripts, which he left behind after his death in 1994. This is alongside her first novel Sex or Slave, set in 1940s Uganda during colonialism. She also has in the works a memoir about her life as a lesbian in Uganda and her eventual escape.
Greg Sanders is the author of the short story collections The Suffering of Lesser Mammals (out on April 15th) and Motel Girl. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, and earns his living as a technical writer. Twitter: @_gregsanders