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.


Give Crime Until It Hurts: He Wants You

Crime novelist, taco aficionado and patron godfather of all things noir, Anthony Neil Smith has sounded the call for book donations. Apparently students at the university where he teaches are putting together a grassroots-not-for-profit used bookstore to fund scholarships. Ambitious and worthy. I expect this venture to be big success because Neil has a way of mustering together writers and readers. Come on. Go big. Give crime.