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.


Koko Soundtrack

It's kind of an ongoing list but here are some of the songs I listened to when I was writing KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY. I'm sure most are on YouTube.

Ultraísta - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix); Killing Joke - Pandemonium; The Rolling Stones - Doom and Gloom (Jeff Bhasker Mix); Green Day- Working Class Hero; The Flaming Lips - Turn It On; Groove Armada  - Purple Haze; Massive Attack – Angel; The Stone Roses - Love Spreads; David Bowie – Heroes; Moby - Love Theme; Krishna Das - Kashi Vishwanath Gange; Cat Stevens – Sitting;  The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh); Dick Hyman Group Feat. Howard Alden - Old-Fashioned Love; Audioslave - Heaven's Dead; Violent Femmes - I Held Her In My Arms; Kiss - Rock 'n Roll All Nite; Jack Johnson - The Horizon Has Been Defeated; The Specials - Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think); Tom Jones - She's a Lady; Beethoven 5th Symphony Fourth Movement: Allegro; Nina Simone - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood; Phish – Sand; Beastie Boys - Gratitude; Darkside - Paper Trails; Adam & The Ants - Whip In My Valise; Oasis - Wonderwall; Cage the Elephant - Ain't No Rest For the Wicked....onward.