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.


Not So Fast

New Ellery Queen arrived today, and I learned a valuable lesson. My tiny gnat bite of success with a story placement in the August issue (left) has been brushed aside. Oh well. But this jumbo issue features one of my favorites--former Hardluck Stories landlord from the cyber-ghetto, David Zeltserman. Hardluck Stories packed up their circus tent before I could audition my clown act. Inspiring stuff. Anyway, I'm taking the EQ with me for some aquatic camping (i.e. sailing). Mojito, crime fiction, sprawled relaxation on the bow. Hope the thunderstorms hold off. Oh yeah, and lest I catch any flack, I'm taking the laptop too. So there.