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.



Ah, the culinary jones. Probably five times a year I tuck into the lazy-Susan table in the busy fray--the bloodsport of clicking chopsticks and shrieking dialects--the sweet and sour steam and frenetic clatter--yes-yes. More-more. More dumplings and lotus leaf. More taro root cake and steamed pork buns. More tea. Dim sum. Friends are in from Brooklyn. Stoked.