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.


James Dennis "Jim" Carroll - 8/1/50 - 9/11/09

I listened to the album Catholic Boy until somebody made the LP disappear. Read The Basketball Diaries before Leo was out of diapers and had my old man nearly beat me for having a copy. In 1989 I read The Book of Nods over and over for a week and through its intoxication took on Rimbaud with zeal. Hard life heroes die too soon. Peace, Mr. Carroll.