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.


Words to Write By: John Guare

"We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word?" - John Guare

Yep. Mr. The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation. But he also wrote one of the most haunting "crime" plays I ever had the good fortune to be cast in (I played Detective Holahan). Hardcore interrogation, beheading, rolling Johns for drug money, porn actresses...great stuff--Landscape of the Body. It was one of the cruelest roles I ever got to play and I loved making my co-star cry. Get a taste here.