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.
"A good short story casts a spell over you, takes you out of your own world and drops you in the world of the characters. It's an enchantment. It makes you care about the lives of those people, and it compels you to read on. A good story has a visionary quality, a personal voice, a signature gesture. Nothing like it has ever been done before. And no one can ever do it again." - John Dufresne
Posted by Kieran Shea at 2/28/2012 05:57:00 AM