Luca is the internationally bestselling author of nine novels, the host of the hit podcastTwo Crime Writers and a Microphone, and the co-founder of the Locked Up Festival, which has raised over £25,000 for the Trussell Trust charity. He is editor of the Spinetingler award nominated anthologyOff The Record, and has over a decade of extensive experience within the crime fiction genre. He studied psychology and criminology at the University of Liverpool, and lives on Merseyside with his wife and two daughters.
Dr S.T. Swift - Director and Founder
Stanley Todd, born in Montreal, Canada, in 1966, was named after his British granddad, Stanley Swift, and Todd, the character from the TV showRoute 66. He was a 2017-2018 Visiting Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge, as the Writer-in-residence. He has had over twenty collections of his own poetry published, by presses in Canada, the US, Ireland, and the UK. Mentored by A. Alvarez in London, he considers himself a confessional poet. He has a PhD in creative and critical writing from the UEA, where his supervisors included George Szirtes, Denise Riley and Jon Cook. He is a book collector, lover of cats, and keen swimmer. He has many wonderful nieces and nephews, and one godson, the beautiful lad Alex. He has written over 100 hours of television, including for Paramount, the CBC, Fox, CINAR, Disney, and HBO - and was the series editor for anime cult classicSailor Moon. Professor Mark Ford of UCL has called him 'The Orson Welles of contemporary poetry'.
Amira Graham - Associate Publisher
Amira is a Law graduate, poet and business owner. She co-owns an innovative medical start-up company. She is well-travelled and a strong advocate for the rising art culture in the Arab world. She's been with the team for three years now, and edited numerous projects and anthologies for the press.