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.



Yesterday, I chatted with someone about scandals in sports. We tried to think of a sport, played professionally, that didn't have some kind of screw-up drama attached. Vexed to name one. He said bowling and I said sport climbing...but we both were unsure and agreed it's the class acts that elevate and provide hope that we all aren't gun-toting-pill-popping-philandering goons. We need guys like Phil. I'll be watching a lot of big guy golf this's hoping Lefty snags another kelly green jacket.