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.


Watery Grave Invitational 2

Oh boy. So now I'm in the mix for The Drowning Machine's "Watery Grave Invitational"...wasn't aware there was going to be a theme, but that's okay. It's like in culinary school when we had "market basket" exams on Fridays. Francois or Pascal would unveil a pile of raw meat and produce and we had one hour to whip up an appetizer, an entree with two sides, and a dessert. I'm not scared. Eleven other talented writers gunning for each other. Fine. Just got to get my Kenny Powers on as the theme is America's pastime BASEBALL--to wit--here be the man, just to give you an idea of where my head is at with this whole thing. Deadline 5/24. See you there.