Sarah has published numerous short stories, one of which won a Derrringer Award for Best Long Story from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. 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, The Swamp Killers, and The Night of the Flood. 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 an indie bookseller, transcriber, and private investigator assistant.
Sarah has published over 30 short stories and doesn’t see herself quitting the short story format anytime soon. If she’s not working on her novel, she’s writing / editing essays and short stories.
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