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 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.


Low, But It's A Good Thing

So, this week I'm not the only one cradling soreness. I've heard from some others out there in the writing community, feeling all tender about the process. The right-cool lad Declan Burke had a post over at Crime Always Pays and talked about the struggle against mediocrity...others picked up from there. But before we shake it all off and embrace the weekend...I think this song articulates the sentiments nicely. Just substitute "music" with "writing" and you'll catch the drift. America's answer to Radiohead: Low