Columbus Noir features brand-new stories by: Lee Martin, Robin Yocum, Kristen Lepionka, Craig McDonald, Chris Bournea, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Tom Barlow, Mercedes King, Daniel Best, Laura Bickle, Yolonda Tonette Sanders, Julia Keller, Khalid Moalim, and Nancy Zafris.
Contributor Julia Keller is a Mary Higgins Clark Award winner for her fiction and a Pulitzer Prize winner for her journalism; contributor Craig McDonald has been nominated for both Edgar & Anthony awards; contributor Lee Martin was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
The editor, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, is a member of Midwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and the local—and very active—chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Welsh-Huggins is also a frequent guest on All Sides With Ann Fisher, a popular Columbus news, arts, and entertainment radio show.
In addition to the editor’s media connections, several of the contributors also have connections to both national and local media.
The editor has connections to both local Barnes & Nobles, as well as the Book Loft.
The capital of Ohio, Columbus is the 15th largest city in the US, and the largest city in the state.