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.



That black box up there? If you're around the western shore today around two pm, look for the pack of oyster eaters drinking home brew on the beach on the east side of Round Bay. I'll be there. Hell, I'm cooking the dead cow. Bull and oyster roast on a minor scale--not the biggest fan of these things I'm afraid. Nice enough way to start the holiday week though. Sunday I will be glued to the NFC East battle between you know who. The Giants choke it's going to be a terrible week for me in OCNJ. Philadelphia fans tend to gloat, but fortunately they have short-term memory problems. Hey, am I lying? Just saying. (UPDATE) Drafted to shuck oysters and oversee roasting to bacony perfection. Bivalves actually awesome. And the beef, fork tender, baby. Fork tender.