M.E. Proctor is a European transplant. Born in Brussels, she now lives in Livingston, Texas. As a former freelance journalist, she’s more interested in the answers than the questions. Something she shares with Declan Shaw, her PI protagonist; the first book in that series comes out from TouchPoint Press in January 2023. Her short stories have been published in Bristol Noir, Mystery Tribune, Pulp Modern Flash, Beat to a Pulp, The Bookends Review and others.