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.
The devil is in the details. There are places I troll for crime story ideas. District attorney sites and their press releases, odd-ball hokey small town newspapers, eavesdropping. But one of the coolest portals I've found is Havocscope Black Market Indexes. If you want bear witness to the end of civilization, this site will make you want to curl up into a ball like a water bug and weep.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 5/08/2009 08:43:00 AM