CLEANING UP FINN ebook on sale!

This week, the ebook version of CLEANING UP FINN is on sale at Amazon for only $0.99.

Now through 2/8 so only a few more days! And did you know it’s now a 2017 Lefty Debut Mystery finalist?

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“I absolutely loved Cleaning Up Finn by Sarah M. Chen. I defy anyone who reads this tightly wound novella to find anything wrong with it. It has a classic noir main character, death, despair, and—best of all—a full-throttle plot that picks up more and more speed as the plot unfolds.” – Derrick Horodyski of Out of the Gutter

“The Donut Dealer” on Great Jones Street

My short story “The Donut Dealer” is featured on the Great Jones Street app. This is a cool new app that coins itself as the “Netflix of fiction.” This story of mine was originally published in All Due Respect, Issue #6 back in 2015 and is one of my favorites.

“Tea works in his aunt’s donut shop, with a nice side line of drug dealing. When he’s approached by a slimy consultant named Scott Axelrod, telling him to persuade his aunt to agree to the seaside lagoon development which will wipe out the handful of Chinese businesses, he is put in a tricky situation.”

And I love the cover art GJS did!

Check out the free app here: Great Jones Street

Download it now so you can get your quick fix of fiction anytime you want.

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Blood is definitely thicker than water as Tea will soon find out. Business is not easy, and keeping the scheming developers at bay is a daunting task for the eighteen year old. Luckily for young Tea, the Lagoon takes care of its own. So don’t ever mess with Guma! Check out “The Donut Dealer” by Sarah M. Chen, author 👉 http://gjs.rocks/The-Donut-Dealer

 

Cleaning Up Finn is a Lefty Nominee!

I woke up to the amazing and unbelievable news that my little noir novella CLEANING UP FINN is a Lefty nominee for Best Debut Mystery. I am so honored and thrilled and don’t know what to do with myself. I’m in such great company too and am so excited for all my talented writer friends who are also nominated for Best Debut, Best Humorous, Best Historical, and Best Mystery!

A HUGE thank you to the awesome guys at All Due Respect Books, Mike Monson and Chris Rhatigan for believing in FINN.

Here’s the official Press Release: lcc-2017_lefty_award_nominations

Thank you, Left Coast Crime folks….Honolulu, here I come!

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Some Frivolity Once in a While

Today I’m up on Writing Wranglers and Warriors talking about the difficulty of getting back in the swing of things, what with post-holiday blues and the uncertainty of our future as a progressive open-minded society. I find comfort in what some may think is frivolous but hey, if it helps…

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AWARDS SEASON!

 

A MYSTERY LOVER’S CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Check out Will Viharo’s blog Digital Media Ghost where he suggests what to get for that crime fiction lover in your life. Very nice to see FINN listed among some incredible books and authors.

Happy holidays!

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FINN makes Best of 2016!

So excited to see FINN get a mention on Derrick Horodyski’s Best of 2016 list over at Out of the Gutter. It’s a fantastic lineup of incredible books and authors that I’m honored to be a part of.

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And there are 7 All Due Respect authors listed – woo hoo!

Big thanks to Derrick and Out of the Gutter!

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Type M for Murder Guest Post

Today I’m honored to be up on Type M for Murder where I discuss what every writer needs or wants for the holidays. Books on writing! Actually, that’s a lie. At least for me it is.

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A fantastic book (so I hear) that I am sadly not reading.

Thank you to Sybil Johnson, fellow former SinC/LA board member and frequent lunch pal, for the opportunity to babble on Type M.

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PRAISE FOR FAST WOMEN AND NEON LIGHTS AT CRIMESPREE

Thank you to Dan Malmon for writing up a killer review for FAST WOMEN AND NEON LIGHTS, out now with Short Stack Books. And he even gives my story “Besties & Blow” a nice shoutout!

Check it out here: CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE

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WINDWARD LAUNCH PARTY SAT 11/12

I’ll be heading to Crime Bake this weekend in Dedham, MA for the launch of Level Best Books’ anthology WINDWARD: BEST NEW ENGLAND CRIME STORIES edited by Kimberly Gray, Harriette Sackler, Shawn Reilly Simmons, and Verena Rose. My story “Grateful Touring” features Deadheads, cigarette smuggling, and leaf-peeping.

Crime Bake is one of the first mystery conferences I ever attended, back in 2008, and I absolutely loved it for its intimacy, informative panels, and camaraderie.

I’m really looking forward to this trip. Everything that’s going on post-election is so troubling and seriously getting to me. It will be nice to get away for a bit to concentrate on what I love: books and crime fiction.  Plus I absolutely love Boston.

Hope to see many of you fellow writers and book lovers there!

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It’s the 1980s! Love it or hate it?

Today, I’m lucky to be a guest poster on Motive Means Opportunity. I discuss the new anthology that I’m thrilled to be a part of FAST WOMEN AND NEON LIGHTS, out now with Short Stack Books. It’s a collection of stories all inspired by the decade of decadence, the 1980s.

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I grew up in the 80s so for me, it brings back fond memories. I talk about what I remember the most and what inspired me to write “Besties & Blow,” a story about a young SoCal woman on her quest to see Oingo Boingo at the Greek Theater. There’s plenty of bitchin’ music, back-stabbing, and blow.

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Thank you to E. Michael Helms for inviting me and to MMO for having me!