NOVELLA TALK AT THE THRILL BEGINS

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?

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INTERVIEW WITH DHARMA KELLEHER

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

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Thanks, Dharma!

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The Post that Almost Wasn’t

Today on Writing Wranglers and Warriors, I write about the lack of time in the day to do all the things we want…and what’s that? You say Bouchercon is only 3 days away? My lack of time has now just doubled. If that’s even a thing.

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INTERVIEW WITH LISETTE BRODEY

I’m up today at the Writers’ Chateau with fellow writer, Lisette Brodey. She sprinkles in some unusual personal questions with the writer craft / process stuff which made for a fun interview. Thanks, Lisette!

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Also, if you’re so inclined, there’s a fun post up today on S.W. Lauden’s blog where he re-posts a few of his favorite author quotes of 2016, including one from me!

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THE NOLA MUSIC SCENE

I generally have two major loves in my life: books and writing. Wait – Hana strongly disagrees with me. She’s right, of course, she’s my number one love.

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But aside from that, music is a close fourth, especially live music. And where else would you go for the best live music but New Orleans? It’s where I’ve seen some of the best live shows, and every time I go there, I find a new favorite music hot spot. Which is why fabulous mystery author Ellen Byron interviews me for her blog on my favorite music venues in NOLA.

Makes you excited for Bouchercon, doesn’t it?

 

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

BUILDINGS THAT TELL A STORY

My post is up live today on Writing Wranglers & Warriors about the inspiration for my 50-word story on Blink-Ink. But first I treat you to a little history of Boston. And a picture of lobster.

 

WHAT’S IN A PEN NAME?

Today on Writing Wranglers & Warriors, I talk about the stress of choosing a pen name. Who do I want to be?

More importantly, am I going to be prepared for the Left Coast Crime Conference in time?!

 

THE FORCE OF NOSTALGIA

Today I’m up on Writing Wranglers and Warriors where I reflect back, not on the past year, but many years and galaxies ago. What draws us back to particular stories we adored as kids? Is it the desire to capture that pure joy we felt when we first experienced the movie/book or is it the storyline itself?

And more importantly, what’s the big deal about 3D?

 

 

NEW FLASH FICTION UP ON SPELK

My flash fiction story “The Benevolent Man” is up live today on Spelk Fiction!

It’s a little different than what I usually write. It’s creepier and focuses on an extremely disturbed fellow. I was inspired to write it after reading a troubling blog post about a stalker/writer.

Hope you enjoy the read!