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.


Twin Pillars of Generosity:

There they are.  

Dos amigos. Co-conspirators. Partners in crime.

Man, if I was building a spaceship to evacuate the planet before we finally fry the gears and set earth afire, these two cats and their families will definitely make the manifest.

True, they're writers of wildly different styles and voice, but both are plugged into the dark comedic currents of fiction I tend to favor.

In as many days, both Greg Bardsley and Jed Ayres have shared copies of their new books with me and for this I am grateful.