BOLO Books Reviews MURDER-A-GO-GO’S

BOLO Books takes a look at Murder-A-Go-Go’s and includes my story “Fading Fast” as one of his favorites.

“Sarah M. Chen also provides a timely story that will stick with readers long after the final word. ”

I was inspired to write this story after I read about a young couple who sought revenge against a man who abused her. The justice system failed her as it does for so many victims of sexual assault and abuse.

I’m so excited for this collection to come out and it’s only in one more week! Edited by Holly West and includes such talented authors like Lori Rader-Day, Hilary Davidson, and Patricia Abbott. With a foreword by Jane Wiedlin herself!

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BOLO Books reviews The Night of the Flood

The reviews for The Night of the Flood are coming in! Kristopher Zgorski over at BOLO Books offers a thorough and thoughtful review for our “novel-in-stories” collection, to be released March 5 by Down & Out Books!

“The Night of the Flood is an impressive collection of stories from some of the most talented writers working in the crime genre today. The intertextuality amongst the stories is truly impressive. The subtle – and sometimes blatant – references between these works will warrant and reward multiple readings of The Night of the Flood. As Hank Phillippii Ryan states in her introduction: it is impossible to know how this idea was organized, but we readers also don’t want to know. We would rather think of it as magic and hope that these authors brew up another set of interconnected tales again sometime in the future.”

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Publishers Weekly reviews THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD

It’s my first review in Publishers Weekly so woo-hoo for that! Overall, I think it’s a good review and I’m happy with it.

“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 (You’re as Good as Dead) and Chen (Cleaning Up Finn) deserve kudos for putting together a distinctive anthology.”

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PULP HACK CONFESSIONS REVIEWS FINN

I’m thrilled with this latest review of CLEANING UP FINN. This one is by William E. Wallace, a talented and prolific author, who blogs over at Pulp Hack Confessions.

The title of the review alone is perfect: “Cleaning Up Finn Would Take a Truckload of Disinfectant.”

I especially love the line: “With his misadventures piling up to the point where they seem utterly beyond repair, he decides to turn over a new leaf…Unfortunately, the leaf he turns over is poison oak…”

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REVIEW OF CLEANING UP FINN

Check out another awesome review of CLEANING UP FINN on Tom Leins’ blog DIRTY BOOKS.

Here’s an excerpt:

“This debut novella from Sarah M. Chen is a sun-blurred, booze-soaked excursion into the grubby underbelly of a Californian beach town.”

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