Noirville is out in the world!

My short story “A Real Scorcher” was selected out of hundreds to be included in British publisher Fahrenheit Press’s first short story collection aptly titled NOIRVILLE. It’s about a couple who go on a “let’s save our marriage” road trip to Mexico only to unexpectedly stop in Plaster City, a town nobody visits on purpose.

Copies are available at Fahrenheit Press’s website and also Amazon. And through 3/31, it’s free shipping for paperbacks. All the way from the UK!

Here’s the description of Noirville on Fahrenheit Press’s website:

Noirville – Tales From The Dark Side

It’s NOIR if we say it’s NOIR…

Towards the end of 2017 Fahrenheit Press launched a short story competition to showcase talented crime fiction writers from all around the world.

Our crack panel of judges whittled down the hundreds of entries we received to the 15 stories contained in this anthology. We believe these authors represent some of the most exciting crime fiction being written today.

This anthology contains stories by

  • S.E. Bailey
  • Sarah M. Chen
  • Patsy Collins
  • Russell Day
  • Jen Delozier
  • Paul Gadsby
  • Joe Guglielmelli
  • Chris Hyatt
  • Scott Miles
  • John Scheck
  • John Schreier
  • Jeff C. Stevenson
  • Alex Shaw
  • Marc Sorondo
  • Glenda Young

With huge thanks to our awesome judges;

  • Janet Emson
  • Gordon McGhie
  • Kate Moloney
  • David Nemeth
  • Jo Perry
  • Verity Wilde

Urban AMA “Editing & Writing for Anthologies” up on YouTube

So the Q&A for Urban AMA was a lot of fun. Our stats were pretty good too! #2 on the app within that 24-hour period with over 21,000 views. (Ed and I made it to #1 within 72 hours). Not bad!

In case you want to view it in its entirety (or just want to view part of it), it’s up on YouTube for anyone to check out:

Urban AMA Wed 3/21 with E.A. Aymar “Q&A about Editing and Writing for Anthologies”

Hey, I’ll be answering questions on this new platform (at least new to me) called UrbanAMA where you can “ask me anything”! You download the U13 app (but only with an iPhone. I had to borrow my ex-husband’s iPad to do this) and then send in your questions. Ed and I will be answering them tomorrow night Wed 3/21 at 5:00 PM PST. Or you can tweet us your questions using the hashtag #TheNightOfTheFlood. I answer the questions with a 40-second video (at least that’s the goal – I’ve never done this before, remember!)

So send in those burning questions…or send me adorable sea otter photos. Either works!

Writer Types Podcast #15

I’m on the Unpanel! Check out the latest episode of the Writer Types podcast where they do a segment called the “Unpanel” in which several writers answer one question. This episode, they kindly feature several collaborators from The Night of the Flood and ask us “what was it like working on a collaborative novel?”

You can hear what E.A. Aymar, Gwen Florio, Alan Orloff, and I have to say…plus interviews with Alison Gaylin, Owen Laukkanen, and Dharma Kelleher, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to Crime Corner with Matt Coyle…and me!

Thank you, Matt Coyle, for having me over at Crime Corner! I talk about THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD and some other stuff.

If you want to check it out…

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2/2018/03/10/sarah-m-chen-passes-through-the-corner-to-discuss-the-night-of-the-flood

 

Crime Corner with Matt Coyle

Tomorrow night 3/9 at 6:00PM I’ll be chatting about The Night of the Flood with award-winning author, Matt Coyle, over at his podcast Crime Corner!

Hope you can listen in at the Blog Talk Radio Authors on the Air but if not, you’ll be able to check it out in the Authors on the Air archives.

Click here to listen in!

The Night of the Flood and Shotgun Honey

Today is a big day – both for the much-anticipated “novel-in-stories” that’s out with Down & Out Books that I co-edited with E.A. Aymar as well as my little flash fiction piece over at Shotgun Honey. So here it goes…

HAPPY PUB DAY!!

It’s finally here – THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD – is available to read, buy, touch, swipe, whatever format you prefer.

“Each of the 14 varied and fitfully amusing stories in this solid anthology takes as its starting point the destruction of a dam and the subsequent flooding of Everton, PA. Aymar and Chen deserve kudos for putting together a distinctive anthology.” —Publishers Weekly

We received another awesome review – this one from The Masked Reviewer:

“Night of the Flood edited by E. A. Aymar and Sarah M. Chen is an unusual book. The stories by a variety of authors share a setting, plot events and characters. They represent different perspectives on an unnatural disaster engineered by a group of women who call themselves The Daughters. I found The Night of the Flood  unexpected. Some stories moved me while others made me think. I recommend it to readers who have an appetite for a book that’s very different.”

Today a few of us are over at Crimespree Magazine talking about the anthology and our approach to writing our stories.

And lastly – and one I’m very excited about – is my return to Shotgun Honey, a flash fiction site that I’ve enjoyed for many years. I haven’t been published there since A High Ridge Homecoming back in 2015. I was thrilled to be back and so I give you The Last Second Chance. Hope you like it!

 

More The Night of the Flood stuff!

Only 3 more days until the release of The Night of the Flood and so far the buzz has been great! Here are just a few of the most recent reviews , blurbs, and interviews…

“Plenty of complex characters and hard edges. Take a breath, then hang on and enjoy this entertaining romp.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

“Bravo to all the authors who contributed to The Night of the Flood, a collection of brilliant short stories about residents of the dysfunctional town of Everton who are thrust into the turbulence of decisions that will forever change who they thought they were. A stormy page-turner that will leave you wanting more.” —Sandra Brannan, author of the award-winning Liv Bergen Mystery Series

“A brilliant, multi-leveled concept, Faulknerian in its structure. A novel in stories. Wow. Fourteen exciting crime writers create a rare three-dimensional mosaic of a doomed town and the night hell flooded through it. Terrifically exciting. Wonderfully inventive.” —David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder As a Fine Art

“A brave concept brilliantly executed.” —Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher Series

Ed Aymar and I did an interview with author Basil Sands over at The Big Thrill, the International Thriller Writers Organization magazine. It was a lot of fun and as usual, Ed had a new author pic that will make you chuckle.

“Up Close: E.A. Aymar and Sarah M. Chen”

Foreword Reviews gave The Night of the Flood a great review!

Check out the review over at Foreword Reviews!

And lastly – and I’ve saved the best for last – we have a cool book trailer! I’ve never had a book trailer before (probably because I have no idea how to do one and apparently, Ed has people) and this one is awesome! Check it out:

Pre-order link is here:

Out March 5 with Down & Out Books!