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.


Tooting the Muted Horn: PYNCHON

OK. Hold on. Arms crossed now and a squint. Thomas Pynchon has written a private eye novel? Get out of here! No friggin' way! Is this some kind of weird joke? Apparently not, and shucks I am excited as hell for it because I love the sonofabitch (inner literature geek showing)...the thing is, will the famous recluse show his mug at the PWA banquet? What if the book is so amazing (no doubt) that it gets nominated for an Edgar? Oh, man. How unbelievably cool would that be? Talk about setting the bar. Comes out next month.