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.


Starting Point

A few years ago when I reset my mind and started writing fiction again after a very long (ten years or more?) hiatus, my first accepted story was about black market organ harvesting. My research pointed me toward Brazil. Mexico? Well, I guess cinematically that's easier to fake. Plus using Mexico as a backdrop feeds into the national paranoia and mistrust. Reap what you so, Uncle Sam. Anyway, I might give it a shot. Mulroney and Shepard? They can handle the material.