"Human beings are rarely one-dimensional. Most have bad qualities and good – redeeming – qualities. In any case, I don’t think it’s good enough to point at a character and say ‘He’s bad’ and leave it at that. I think you end up with a silhouette – a one-dimensional black figure on a field of our own lily-white purity. It’s boring. I think we have to at least try to see the world through that character’s eyes. We may not like or approve of the view – we rarely do – but we have to at least try to see it and show it." - Don Winslow
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.