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.



Missed a lot of the crime fiction conventions these past couple of years.  Happenstance, circumstance, and poor timing. But luck has been falling my way as of late (superstorms named after Grease characters notwithstanding--knock on wood), so I'm heading out today to the Turkish espresso of crime fiction cons--Murder and Mayhem in Muskego. Very excited. Never been to Wisconsin a.k.a THE BADGER STATE. Dated a cute girl from there once, all bubbly and spry, but she became an odd duck when I told her the Green Bay Packers were completely overrated franchise. I promise to keep my NFL opinions to myself amongst the locals. Must try the cheese curds apparently, and I hear fine craft lagers run from every spigot. I sure hope so. When in Rome....