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.


Monday- Stay Positive

Like most, I had my fill of Mumford & Sons about a year and half ago. I wish their folky brand of fresh air continued success, but sometimes you just tire of the "darlings du jour"...the kiss of death being when commercial radio program managers finally raise their collective snouts from the sty, and then these same witless ungulates hoof the new vibe into the ground. However, I was in the market the other day (lost in a fog of my hatred for about 3/4 of the planet's population) and this particular song shoehorned me out of the gloom a bit. I say a bit because the gloom is a chronic condition (alas, aren't all crime writers middle names spelled m-i-s-a-n-t-h-r-o-p-e?), but anyway...behold the power of a positive tune. Onward.