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.


Pelecanos Brief

A few hours before yesterday's Caps' game against Buffalo(awesome--suck it, Leopold) a dear friend and I lunched at this stalwart DC landmark found, I believe, in more than one of the Greek's novels. Again, it's been a while. Crisped up half-smoke loaded (and I mean LOADED) with everything. I think I can have, what? One of those tasty babies every other year or so? Sweet Jesus, are those good. But between you, me, and my stickler-health nut of a doctor? Damn, I'm glad I had my blood drawn on Monday for the annual physical. Coming to DC or need a tasty refresher?