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.


Sam Light

I remember seeing Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind...either they trimmed the bejesus out of it or time was warped through a wormhole. Yeah it was long and bloody and great, but not six hours. I would remember six hours in a cramped theater seat. Glad to hear the brevity is back, Sam, just like the good old days--plays like Cowboy Mouth, Red Cross, The Rock Garden. You know, a lot of thriller writers out there could learn a thing or two about Sam's new commitment to speed. I mean, really, just shut the hell up already, all right? As the Crime Prince of Galway (Ken Bruen) once said, "GET ON WITH IT!!!" Oh. And I guess it's Valentine's Day so here's a little Irish grind for you: My Bloody Valentine. Heard they're back together, but rumors come and go. Press play and feel the tidal wave of sound.