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.


Add an "L" to Brazil and You Have Paul

Fellow trench gang writer Paul Brazill (hence the added "L" and the non sequitur movie reference at left) hipped me to the fact that my story ABSECON, ABSECON got some notice by the discerning literary cats over at Fiction Daily. It could be just a horrible mistake, I mean, they quoted Paul's name and Paul's story title, but the text is lifted from my short story that went up a week ago at A TWIST OF NOIR. It took me a while to figure out what Paul was saying in a volley of emails, but the embedded link goes directly to ATON, and those words about smelling like bait are definitely mine. Hmm. That's weird. Paul Brazill is a champ, a passionate evangelist about all things related to crime fiction, and I'll gladly share the bill with him any day. Sure, I could say something to the folks over at Fiction Daily, but a little bird told me not to take myself so seriously. Onward.