Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Manny Torres resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a photographer and painter. For 15 years he was a programmer and co-conspirator on Step Outside: The Strange and Beautiful Music program on WMNF 88.5FM in Florida. He is the author of the road-noir Dead Dogs, and its follow-up Perras Malas, which will be published in 2022. He’s written and directed several documentaries and music videos, including The Trespasser, Unendangered Species, The Abby Go Go Christmas Special and "Change Your Mind" by Sara Rachelle. He is currently working on a series of crime novels.