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.


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"Technique alone is never enough. You have to have passion. Technique alone is just an embroidered potholder." - Raymond Chandler

Tomorrow stay tuned. There's going to be one heck of a new crime story over on Saint David's BEAT TO A PULP. Lucky me, I get to introduce this piece via David's blog-- THE EDUCATION OF A PULP WRITER. It's the last story of 2009 and a real doozy. Please stand by....

Now other news, I think since the family is out of town this weekend it may be high time for me to I hit the Annapolis Holiday Lights Parade. Haven't done that for years. Maybe I can get on a boat? Hot rum drinks + freezing cold water = possible floaters. My friend Jay usually does up his Alberg, but I think it kind of took on water last year. Good times, good times...

UPDATE: Great lights parade. Fireworks. No boat colisions, no one drowned, but it's still early as I type this update. Throat is sore from singing so many Xmas tunes.