The second short story collection featuring private investigator Nate Hollis is available now! Gary Phillips, editor and creator of Hollis, asked me to write a story featuring his P.I. and I couldn’t be more thrilled. And to be included in a collection with Naomi Hirahara, Scott Adlerberg, Phillip Drayer Duncan, and the legendary Sara Paretsky? Sign me up! It’s all noir and a lot of pulp so those of you who dig that kind of thing, should check it out.
My story “The Parachute Kids” has Hollis investigating the murder of a foreign exchange student from Korea. It’s set in a world of privilege, bullying, and pursuing the American dream. Hollis for Hire is out now with Pro Se Productions.
I’m thrilled to be in this all-female special issue of Switchblade. It’s the Stiletto Heeled: Women of Noir issue. All women authors featuring stories with protagonists who are women and edited by Lisa Douglass, who is yes, a woman. How cool is that?
It’s my first publication in this anthology and it’s about time. Scotch Rutherford started this killer magazine a couple years ago and it’s already made quite a name for itself in the noir community.
This special issue includes my short story “Influencers” set in the world of hip hop and YouTube. It’s available on Kindle now and the print will be released in a few weeks. So check it out!
I’m up live today on fellow crime fiction author Charles Daly’s blog where I talk about FINN and setting crime fiction stories in the South Bay. We met on Twitter and I’m still amazed at the power of social media. The post looks cool and I love the way he laid it out with the quotes he pulled. Thanks, Charles Daly! And thank you Twitter!
DALY PROSE: Sarah M. Chen’s Redondo Beach Noir