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.
It's Friday, So Goes Ohio
Yesterday, I decided enough was enough of working on the futuristic "western" WIP involving corporate bounty hunters, a hijacked septic tanker, religious wingnuts, a speech-impaired travel agent, etc. Sent the sprawling bastard off to a beta-1st reader. Ooooh, the dreaded unzipping of the fly. Yeah, I expect a full beating in maybe two or three months when he comes up for air from whatever else is on his over-burdened plate. My mind is still ticking like an engine with ideas on how to fortify the tale, but sometimes you have to take a step back and let somebody else sniff out the bad cheese jammed under the hood. Besides, I need the break to work on a couple of shorts I've promised people. Tonight though it's time to unplug and see Virginia's own...Eddie From Ohio.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 3/11/2011 06:22:00 AM