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.


Surf Noir-Not Hopeful

Okay, we know for sure American filmmakers can't get it right, so maybe the Aussies? I mean, they have served up some fine cinematic noir these past ten years, but...I don't know. It seems so attractive, but plugging in surfing as a movie's primary backdrop always...ALWAYS...becomes camp. I mean, really, the first forty seconds of the trailer and "ripped from true events"? WTF is that? You goddamn kooks. I dare you to cite the exception. Okay, maybe this, but---God--who came up with the title? Did they just mail that in or what? Onward.