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.

3/14/12's here.

Here it is, like, 70 degrees out. Trees popping like kettle corn, boat work, and mulching well under weigh and what do we have here? The Needle! WINTER 2012! Super groovy thanks to those cats involved who accepted my story. Yeah, I know. I swore off doing Charlie Byrne stories, and blah-blah-blah. But look, I dashed this one off while I was waiting on feedback on the WIP so give me a break. Of course now that I have said feedback in hand, I'm dutifully massaging that puppy daily. Hard work, but no one said something good comes easy. Onward.