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 do I remember of Vicki Hendricks?  I remember she was a confident, beautiful woman and that she spent a few minutes of her time with me at Baltimore B'con a few years back to encourage my writing--something she probably doesn't remember. Before meeting her, here and there, I'd read her short stories--but then--after meeting her in the flesh...holycowwow... I marched straight to the booksellers' room at the B'con hotel and bought her books. What happened after you read those, Kieran? Well, I found myself knocked down, bound hard, and gasping for sweet, shallow gulps of precious air. Anyway...yesterday I downloaded this one for the eee-letch-trick Kindle thingy, and Goddamnit all to hell... it's soooo awesome. Get some, now. Onward.