“The Donut Dealer” on Great Jones Street

My short story “The Donut Dealer” is featured on the Great Jones Street app. This is a cool new app that coins itself as the “Netflix of fiction.” This story of mine was originally published in All Due Respect, Issue #6 back in 2015 and is one of my favorites.

“Tea works in his aunt’s donut shop, with a nice side line of drug dealing. When he’s approached by a slimy consultant named Scott Axelrod, telling him to persuade his aunt to agree to the seaside lagoon development which will wipe out the handful of Chinese businesses, he is put in a tricky situation.”

And I love the cover art GJS did!

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Blood is definitely thicker than water as Tea will soon find out. Business is not easy, and keeping the scheming developers at bay is a daunting task for the eighteen year old. Luckily for young Tea, the Lagoon takes care of its own. So don’t ever mess with Guma! Check out “The Donut Dealer” by Sarah M. Chen, author 👉 http://gjs.rocks/The-Donut-Dealer



We had a blast at the Local Author Showcase at the Burbank Library – Buena Vista branch yesterday. That is Craig Faustus Buck, Stephen Buehler, and I did. I believe many others did as well. We sat at the Mystery/Suspense table a.k.a. The Murderer’s Table.

Local Author Showcase

I say it was a success because we met so many authors, readers, and what I like to call “good book people to know.” We handed out business cards and bookmarks. Stephen entertained kids with magic tricks (I’m including myself as one of those kids). Craig sold the most books out of us three. I sold 2 copies of LADIES NIGHT. So is that a success? Damn straight it is!

I’ve got success on the brain because of Stephen’s blog post today. You should check it out if you’re curious what defines success.

What wasn’t so successful? The donuts I brought.

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Apparently, the stereotype of LA being health-conscious is true. I should have known being pretty health-conscious myself. Although that didn’t stop me from eating donuts and pimping “The Donut Dealer” in All Due Respect #6.

Next time I’ll bring celery and carrot sticks and tell people to pretend they’re donuts.