THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD is up today on Do Some Damage

The lovely Marietta Miles posts today on Do Some Damage about the upcoming novel-in-stories I co-edited with E.A. Aymar, The Night of the Flood. Ed and I discuss our stories briefly. It will be out in March with Down & Out Books!

Let’s Talk About Sex

In the words of Salt-N-Pepa, “Let’s talk about sex, baby.” Writing about sex that is.

With all of the talk going on right now about sexual harassment and abuse, Marietta Miles invited me and poet/photographer Susie Henry to talk about sex in crime fiction and whether or not it’s overused.

Take a look here:

Thank you, Marietta, for having me over at Do Some Damage!

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.

Finn

“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

BEING AN AUTHOR ACTUALLY REQUIRES TALKING TO PEOPLE

I’ve been invited to guest blog on Do Some Damage by my friend and fellow crime fiction writer (and fellow former SINC/LA board member!) Holly West. I discuss the importance of virtual and face time with readers and fellow authors. The key is to fool everyone into thinking it’s easy, even yourself. Now I actually have fun doing it too.