Monday, December 17, 2012

Congratulations to My Good Friend, Kieran Shea

Titan acquires dystopian debut

Titan Books has bought American author Kieran Shea’s dystopian debut novel Koko takes a Holiday, set in a “strange and brutal hyper-commercialised future world”.
Fiction editor Cath Trechman secured world English rights from Stacia Decker at the Donald Mass Agency, for a five-figure sum. Both a paperback and e-book are to be published in 2014, while the two-book deal will see the novel's sequel, Koko the Mighty, published the following year.
Described as a sci-fi, crime hybrid with a "touch of tenderness and savage charm", the book brings to life a world of “corporate violence, religious hypocrisy, environmental chaos, mercenary friendship and sometimes despite it all, love”.
Trechman said: “Koko Takes a Holiday had me hooked right from the start. Crazy, violent, witty and warm, Koko is a captivating heroine and Kieran’s energetic and stylish writing brings her irresistibly to life.”
Maryland based-Shea has already seen his work published in numerous specialist magazines and crime fiction anthologies including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit Word Riot, Plots with Guns and Needle: A Magazine of Noir.
Crazy, violent, witty and warm, that about sums up Kieran too. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.


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Jeff M.

YA Sleuth said...

Most cool! Congrats to Kieran.

Evan Lewis said...

Good goin', Kiernan!

Naomi Johnson said...

Congratulations, Kieran!

Rob Kitchin said...

I am so looking forward to this. One of my favourite short story writers; writes with a great voice.

BV Lawson said...

I'm a little late in seeing this, but allow me to say, "Woo-Hoo"! Looking forward to this, and so happy to hear of Kieran's success.

Jerry House said...

This one moved sight unseen into my rarefied "Gotta Have It!" catagory.