Anthony Neil Smith is a mystery/crime fiction writer who has had over thirty of his short stories published in literary magazines and crime writing zines, and has also published numerous novels.
He is co-creator of the well-received online noir journal Plots with Guns. He was also an associate editor with the highly regarded literary magazine Mississippi Review, having put together several special issues featuring crime fiction for the online edition. He is Chair of the English, Philosophy, Spanish & Humanities Department at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN.
As Smith was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a portion of the proceeds from his second novel, The Drummer, was donated to Foundations For Recovery, a charitable organization servicing victims of Hurricane Katrina.