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.



Taking my cue from Finbar McBride...falling in right behind Joe and Olivia. Heading north. Back to the Garden State as this dangling peninsula of Maryland has worn me all kinds of out. By train? No, although some train travel will be involved. Ah, the glories of the NJ Transit System. Seeing some friends in Brooklyn, popping by The Village Lantern for the Thuglit 3 launch party and blah, blah, blah...then it's off to get me some Mack & Mancos and beach leisure down OC ways. Speaking of Finbar McBride, I confess that THE STATION AGENT is one of my favorite movies. Depicts the poignant goofiness of my home state with dignity and wit.