The event at the Manhattan Beach Library Monday night 10/17 was really fun. Lida Sideris, Sybil Johnson, Jennifer Chow, and I discussed writing mysteries in the South Bay. We all live in the South Bay except for Lida who I didn’t realize grew up in Hermosa Beach.
Here are some pics. Manhattan Beach Library is a beautiful recently-renovated library.
Thanks to all who came!
I’m so thrilled that FINN and I are included on this list by Rob Hart, author of the killer Ash McKenna series. I’m in great company with Danny Gardner, S.W. Lauden, and Eryk Pruitt among many others.
The Strand Blog – ten great books by up and coming crime fiction writers
And if you haven’t read Rob’s NEW YORKED or CITY OF ROSE yet, don’t wait another second! SOUTH VILLAGE, the third in the series, is out today.
THE STRAND – Ten Great Books by Up and Coming Crime Fiction Writers
Today I’m up on Writing Wranglers and Warriors where I discuss the appeal of collaborating many art forms. Writers are creative people so many of us paint, play in bands, dance, or design. I’ve been lucky to participate in several readings and book events that partner with live music or film viewings and I think this is such a wonderful idea.
Power to the artist!
Today I’m up at The Thrill Begins with the amazingly talented writers Rob Hart and E.A. Aymar as we discuss the popularity of the novella. Is it just a passing trend or is it here to stay?
What a fantastic launch party! There were readings from yours truly, the always entertaining Danny Gardner, and of course, the star of the show himself, S. W. Lauden with the launch of his second Greg Salem book GRIZZLY SEASON by Rare Bird Books. Then we were entertained with an acoustic set from the talented Jeff Whalen of the band Tsar (which Steve plays drums for). Thanks to Steve and Book Show for throwing such a fabulous shindig.
(Credit for pics goes to Travis Richardson, Renee Asher Pickup, and others)
Reading from my short story “Besties and Blow” which will be in the upcoming 80s FAST WOMEN, NEON NOIR anthology by Short Stack Books.
The star of the show, S.W. Lauden reading from GRIZZLY SEASON.
Jeff Whalen from the band Tsar.
No idea why I look so angry!
Sunday, October 2 is the launch of S.W. Lauden’s Greg Salem sequel, GRIZZLY SEASON, from Rare Bird Books at Book Show. Danny Gardner and I will be reading and there will be an acoustic set from Jeff Whalen.
It’s 3-5pm so come on by!
Today talented author of IRON GODDESS, Dharma Kelleher, is interviewing me on her blog. Come take a look as I talk about writing, FINN, my favorite books, and my crazy mom.
DHARMA KELLEHER INTERVIEWS SARAH M. CHEN
I’m on Motive Means Opportunity today with my Bouchercon Tell-All post. Thank you so much to E. Michael Helms for having me!
What a whirlwind conference and trip. I’m giddy yet exhausted from all the joy and camaraderie that is Bouchercon. I have to say it was one of the best writer conferences I’ve attended in a long time and not just because the food in NOLA is ah-mazing! It was only my second Bouchercon and there will no doubt be more in my future. Crime fiction writers and readers are the best people I could ever hope to know. I feel blessed, humbled, and inspired.
Here are some pics:
Reading from FINN at Noir at the Bar After Dark – thank you Peter Rozovsky for the photo
Murder Under the Sun Panel with Jeffrey Hess, Michael Stanely, Annamaria Alfieri, and C. Michele Dorsey. Mysti Berry rocked it as moderator.
Lee Child moderated a Woman Taking Shots panel that was a conference highlight
A thrill to meet Walter Mosley for the first time.
Special thanks to Jonathan Brown, Sonia Brown, and Michael Pool for being my peeps during this conference. You guys rock!
I’ll be heading to N’awlins tomorrow for the biggest mystery conference and hope to see many of you there. Here’s where I’ll be for sure:
Noir at the Bar After Dark Wednesday Sept. 14 at 9pm at the VooDoo Lounge
Murder Under the Sun panel on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4:30pm
After that, you’ll surely find me in the hotel bar, the book room, or Acme Oyster House which is right by our hotel – woo hoo! Cheers!