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.


Best Thinking and The Joe

Up early today to drop off the in-laws @ Reagan outside DC. Some driving. Ideas blurred in my head as I creeped across SE badlands back to Route 50 East. Thinking about this now as the pink rises in through the trees. Unvarying tasks for me are the creative breeding ground. I used to say my strongest ideas came to me when I was mowing the lawn or when I was prepping mise en place. Or walking. Today it was driving. There's magic moving in me this morning (or so I hope). Or it could be the two large cups of coffee from the greatest roaster on earth: Misha's. If you're ever in Alexandria, Virginia...stop.