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.



Back in the advertising game I once had a colleague (a copywriter and well-read guy who eventually wised up and fled the shuck and jive) who had a wonderful sign tacked to the wall of his cubicle. The sign read: "OH, YOU THINK YOU'RE SO CLEVER." I asked him about it and he said the message reminded him to scour his work for the weak and easy. Smart guy. Wish more people would be that smart. Onward.