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.



So, I'm looking at this cover and I'm thinking...whoa. That pushes the tack on the envelope a bit. Thrilled to pieces David Cranmer thought so highly of my story to include me in round two. Stand up and passionate writer/editor/gadfly that Cranmer dude. Is my story hardboiled? Possibly. That depends on the leather of your definition. It's not a happy tale. Nope. Old rock n' roll friends gone awry, shattered young men adrift in America, and dare I say it? A pinch, just a pinch of surf noir. November.