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.


In the Land of Pleasant Living and THE WIRE: Last Rites 2/27

Reminder, crime fiction fans...this Sunday (February 27) LAST RITES - reading series at the historic Baltimore Hostel - 17 West Mulberry Street, Baltimore, MD will be happening (7-9 PM). Nik Korpon, Dennis Tafoya, Don Lafferty, Eric Goodman and me. If you're on Face Book, here's some more information.
As a hat tip to Maryland, I'm either reading from "Indirection, In Wait" or "Shot Back" both set in and around Annapolis. "Shot Back" is the short that was nominated for the Million Writers Award thing and relevant to Charm City for the seedy motel scene set in the outskirts of the B'more Beltway, but then again "Indirection, In Wait" has those crazy Calvert County rednecks and shallow graves. There's also that Donut Shack revenge story that was on Pulp Pusher a few years ago-- "Last Breath"--but for the life of me I can't find it anywhere and Tony Black has taken the site down. Hmmm. Maybe Rawson has it. That guy squirrels away everything....