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.


Washington Post: Pelecanos - Surf ?

The Washington Post recently had their summer reading issue and in it they asked a bunch of writers what character from fiction they would like to hang out with for a day at the beach. Ho-hum choices mostly, but the tail end there was this-- GEORGE PELECANOS: I would choose to spend my time with Preston Marsh, the anti-hero biker from Kem Nunn's classic surf/noir/coming-of-age novel, "Tapping the Source." Marsh's hard-won humanity and volatile nature would make for an interesting day at the beach. Frankie Avalon he's not."

Who knew the much lauded Greek DC crime scribe dug surf noir? Me, I would have swerved more toward the Winslow's legendary Bobby Zacharias. Now that mofo knew how to unwind post session.

By the way...happy Bloomsday everybody.