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.



Most have been there writing-wise. You're writing a story, you think it has legs and merit and then you realize that it's absolutely going nowhere. So, you shelve it, telling yourself (or more honestly lying to yourself) that some day you'll go back to it with the hope of reviving it. Past few days I've been doing just that. Nothing too big, kind of small and stripped down. Just sent it off this morning and hoping for the best. One more little raft in a big sea of maybes and no thank yous. Whatever. It's what you do. It's what you have to do.