About Sarah


Sarah has published numerous short stories, one of which won a Derringer Award for Best Long Story. Her noir novella, Cleaning Up Finn with All Due Respect Books, was an Anthony finalist and IPPY Award winner. She’s the co-editor of several anthologies, including Avenging Angelenos from the Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles chapter. She’s written for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Hapa Mag, and P.S. I Love You, among others.


Sarah M. Chen graduated cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Communications – TV/Film from Cal State Fullerton. After that she did exactly what her parents did not want her to do: work a series of part-time jobs ranging from studio script reader to bartender. She continues this trend today as a transcriber and private investigator assistant.

Sarah has published over 30 short stories and doesn’t see herself quitting the short story format anytime soon. She also wrote a children’s chapter book set in Taiwan called Superbeetle. Currently, she’s revising her YA thriller that will be ready to query soon!

You can find Sarah on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon, and Medium. She has a health/wellness and travel site at SoCal Sarah Writes.


(Photos by Joy Osmanski)