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.


Celebrate: Banned Book Week

Leave a secondhand copy of Tropic of Cancer on your jingoistic neighbor's doorstep. Read Howl on the bus with pride. Flip through the zany adventures of John Yossarian, Guy Montag, and Huck. Do what you have to. Celebrate and take people to the mat if you have to. If you think this is a joke or we're past all this you are sorely mistaken, amigo. The fearful and the hateful have gone after teacher friends of mine over assigned titles. Threats and lawsuits and violence barely in check. Be vigilant. They're out there.