FIRST FINN SIGNING TODAY AT MYSTERIOUS GALAXY

So today was the day…the first FINN signing and I lucked out with having it at my favorite bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy! OK, I kind of planned it that way. And I was able to share the limelight with awesome and talented fellow crime fiction author, S.W. Lauden. He maybe even managed to make me look not so freakishly weird and anxious because he’s cool like that.

It was a blast and even better…we sold books! If you want to order copies from an indie bookstore, call Mysterious Galaxy. They ship anywhere!

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Author Aaron Clark stopped by!

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S.W. Lauden and I doing our thing.

 

FIRST FINN SIGNING THIS SATURDAY!

My first FINN signing is this Memorial Day weekend at the best indie bookstore ever, Mysterious Galaxy San Diego! Come help me celebrate on Saturday, May 28 at 2pm.

I’ll be signing and discussing CLEANING UP FINN, published by All Due Respect Books along with awesomely-talented writer and friend, S.W. Lauden. He’ll be signing his novella CROSSWISE, released with Down & Out books.

We’ll talk about the novella in crime fiction, “surf noir” or “sunshine noir” stories, and why our covers look so badass (hint: we had the same graphic artist). And did I mention cupcakes?!

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AN INTERVIEW WITH HOLLY WEST!

Today, it’s interrogation #2 this week over at DO SOME DAMAGE. Author Holly West asks me questions about my writing process and of course, my debut book CLEANING UP FINN! Hop on over and take a look.

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“Majorly screwed up. But in a good way.” – Brett Battles, USA Today bestselling author of the Jonathan Quinn thrillers

“….Sarah M. Chen is taking no prisoners in this brakeless toboggan ride of a hardboiled romp.” – Craig Faustus Buck, Macavity Award-winning author of GO DOWN HARD

“If you like your crime fiction the way Finn Roose likes his women, hard and fast, you’ll love Sarah M. Chen’s debut novella, CLEANING UP FINN. A challenging, unsentimental look at a man who may be beyond redemption. Sarah M. Chen is a writer to watch.” – Matt Coyle, author of the Anthony Award-winning Rich Cahill crime series

“Cleaning Up Finn is a complex morality tale of debauchery, selfishness, sacrifice, and guilt. This romp of a noir through Southern California’s South Bay will stay with you, challenging your ideas of poetic justice and leaving you wanting more from Sarah M. Chen.” — James W. Ziskin, Anthony-, Barry-, and Lefty-nominated author of the Ellie Stone Mysteries

Interrogation—Sarah M. Chen

Here’s my interview up today with S.W. Lauden over at BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION where I talk about my debut novella, CLEANING UP FINN.

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Who: Sarah M. Chen

What: She juggles several jobs including indie bookseller, transcriber, and insurance adjuster. Her crime fiction short stories have been accepted for publication online and in various anthologies, including All Due RespectPlan BShotgun HoneyCrime Factory, Out of the GutterBetty Fedora, and Dead Guns PressCLEANING UP FINN is her first book and available now with All Due Respect Books.

Where: Los Angeles

Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited.

Congrats on the release of your debut novella, CLEANING UP FINN! Tell me a little about how this character and this story came together.

Thanks, Steve! Finn is an amalgamation of many different people I worked with over the years in the restaurant industry. I knew there was a funny twisted story inside me about that wonderful crazy time in my life. I wanted to…

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BLOG POST ON DEBUT JITTERS

Today on Writing Wranglers and Warriors, I talk about how thrilling it is to have my debut book out there for all to read and then panic sets in.

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IT’S OUT IN THE WORLD!

My debut book CLEANING UP FINN is officially out NOW folks! I’m so excited I don’t know what to do with myself. Except shout out to the world that MY BOOK IS OUT!

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Buy as E-book or Print!

Praise for FINN below:

“Majorly screwed up. But in a good way.” – Brett Battles, USA Today bestselling author of the Jonathan Quinn thrillers

“….Sarah M. Chen is taking no prisoners in this brakeless toboggan ride of a hardboiled romp.” – Craig Faustus Buck, Macavity Award-winning author of GO DOWN HARD

“If you like your crime fiction the way Finn Roose likes his women, hard and fast, you’ll love Sarah M. Chen’s debut novella, CLEANING UP FINN. A challenging, unsentimental look at a man who may be beyond redemption. Sarah M. Chen is a writer to watch.” – Matt Coyle, author of the Anthony Award-winning Rich Cahill crime series

“Cleaning Up Finn is a complex morality tale of debauchery, selfishness, sacrifice, and guilt. This romp of a noir through Southern California’s South Bay will stay with you, challenging your ideas of poetic justice and leaving you wanting more from Sarah M. Chen.” — James W. Ziskin, Anthony-, Barry-, and Lefty-nominated author of the Ellie Stone Mysteries

CLEANING UP FINN RELEASE COUNTDOWN!

I can’t believe my debut book will be out in exactly 11 days. May 15, 2016 to be exact. I’m excited and terrified at the same time.

So far the feedback has been good. Blurbs like these make me a very happy girl.

“Majorly screwed up. But in a good way.” – Brett Battles, USA Today bestselling author of the Jonathan Quinn thrillers

“….Sarah M. Chen is taking no prisoners in this brakeless toboggan ride of a hardboiled romp.” – Craig Faustus Buck, Macavity Award-winning author of GO DOWN HARD

“If you like your crime fiction the way Finn Roose likes his women, hard and fast, you’ll love Sarah M. Chen’s debut novella, CLEANING UP FINN. A challenging, unsentimental look at a man who may be beyond redemption. Sarah M. Chen is a writer to watch.” – Matt Coyle, author of the Anthony Award-winning Rich Cahill crime series

“Cleaning Up Finn is a complex morality tale of debauchery, selfishness, sacrifice, and guilt. This romp of a noir through Southern California’s South Bay will stay with you, challenging your ideas of poetic justice and leaving you wanting more from Sarah M. Chen.” — James W. Ziskin, Anthony-, Barry-, and Lefty-nominated author of the Ellie Stone Mysteries

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