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.



Phew. It's over. Don't know about you but for me Christmas is probably the most stressful holiday of the year. Now comes New Year's Eve. Had quite of few slices of fun on New Year's Eve over the years. Crazy parties long past, adventures in NYC, waking up in peculiar places. All dirty water under the bridge unless, of course, they move Bouchercon to New Year's Eve, then all bets are off. This year as for the past three, I'll be doing the First Night Jersey "family" thing in Ocean City. Going to see the ultimate kid's duo Trout Fishing in America, fire jugglers, get slices of pizza, rock some mini golf with temps in the 30s, take the kids on the rides, and maybe even play some skee-ball (a Jersey thing)--all reopened for the eve of 2010. Might even sack-up the 5MM as this Sunday's swell forecast seems, doable. Insane, yes. But doable. Trust me, I won't be the only old man kooking in the lineup. Looking forward to writing hard in 2010! May all your crimedogish wishes come true in the new year.