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.


In the Stacks, In the Dark, Uncaged

It's Wednesday. And that means time to nerd up. The final installment of Swierczynski 's "Six Hours to Kill" Punisher arch (left) is out (staggering body count as usual), along with a host of others. I limit myself to an Andy Jackson's worth when I cruise my local shop, any more than that and I feel I'd spiral out of control, tinfoil the windows, and never leave the basement. Then a drive-by to feed the Hollywood monster and see Star Trek. I don't know. John Cho as Sulu? Can I keep a straight face? I just can't help seeing him riding that cheetah through the backwoods of Jersey, all crazy baked. Other things. Lots of great love for the new Jen Jordan anthology UNCAGE ME from Bleak House Books. Declan Burke is on it, so is PW. Can't wait to get mine. The list is like a dream team of gutsy modern crime: Phillips, Bagley, Guthrie, Faust (baby!), Gischler, Konrath, Rhoades, Burke, Azzarello, Torres, Bardsley, Blackmore, Maleeny, Crouch....phew! (UPDATE 3:14 PM) Star Trek? Entertaining. I'm sorry but in my mind I still saw Cho sucking on a fattie the size of a WiffleBall bat.