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.


What's In Your Trunk, Zombie Bait?

The better half has been getting wicked into AMC's THE WALKING DEAD lately. Me? Meh, not so much. Don't get me wrong, I love zombie lore and I have been more than thrilled to answer the better half's questions on the whats and whys, but good Lord, am I spent on this wackiness. Wasn't the latest wave of zombie horniness over, like, five years ago? If AMC had any lead in their sack they would've bailed on TWD in development and gone for the throat by using a comic like CROSSED...which is just so sick even I can't read it. Hey, it's just my opinion. Anyhoo, besides the wonderful, equalizing advantages shotguns provide you when slaying zombies, why hasn't any writer/filmmaker armed a zombie-fighting protagonist with one of these babies? God, I love these things. The Halligan bar. Two hundred bucks for a good one and just plain awesome. Onward.