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.
My head swims with the gold rush on e-readers these days, the gutting of libraries, the dearth of kids reading quietly. Stumbled upon this image today. Actually saw a book mobile once, but I wonder if there's a way of delivering (beyond online greed) to those who can't afford the final electronic option where everything seems to be heading. Like those low cost laptops in Africa. Maybe I'm just naive. Or too hopeful. Onward.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 4/02/2011 06:47:00 AM