Lucas Pogrzebny (also published under Lucas Porzebny) began writing during his childhood, after discovering detective novels and getting a short story published in an interschool anthology. In his teens, however, he leaned towards acting, taking theater classes for more than a decade, and then pursuing studies in filmmaking and graduating as a director. He worked for several years as a sound and lighting designer, and as an assistant director and actor. He also ventured into advertising as an actor and model. In parallel to all this acting-audiovisual journey, he resumed his passion for literature, and studied dramaturgy, crime novel, horror scriptwriting, and literary structure. He is also about to earn a diploma in criminology and criminalistics.Lucas is a great admirer of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, of the classic crime novels and murder mysteries, and a film buff who loves American film noir, Korean cinema, Japanese horror, and Italian giallo.In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar (a black vintage Strat) and spending time with his family. His hobbies include swimming, going to the movies, and reading. Oh, and he loves to drink coffee.He lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been longlisted in the Crime Writers’ Association Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition.
Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer