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 ...as 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.
Saturday 100; Beat to a Pulp
You two-faced liar. Wait. Wait a second. I can explain. Yes, I said I was discontinuing stories featuring my hapless south Jersey P.I. character Charlie Byrne. But David Cranmer ask me for this Charlie story way back in June. No joke--June, I was on vacation I think. Anyway, he said he wanted a traditional fight story for BTAP because after all this time no one had submitted a pulp piece featuring the classic fighter setting. Sure, I updated it a bit for the MMA, but wouldn't you? I think this is four for me at the BTAP webzine, not sure exactly. Further explanation can be found here, and by the way, David? I'm proud to be 100.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 11/06/2010 10:39:00 AM