Publishers Weekly is touting the praises of two of my favorite noir juggernauts—Anthony Neil Smith and Jason Starr. Dr. Smith has been a thoughtful supporter of my efforts of late and writes with such searing darkness that your eyes blister. And Mr. Starr, what an affable, funny dude for such a twisted NY state-of-mind. Got to meet him at B’Con this past year after he held court with Brian Azzarello and others discussing comics and crime. For those who missed THAT session in the bowels of the hotel, your loss. The swag alone…
So. The next time your packing your Amazon bundle...stop and shop under the letter "S". You'll be stoked you did.
KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.