Not Your Average Thriller at the Last Bookstore

Event Alert!

My first event of the year will be on January 31st at 7:30pm. I’ll be at The Last Bookstore in downtown LA along with Eric Beetner, Roger Angle, and Gray Basnight. We’ll be discussing our latest crime fiction novels. I’ll have copies of The Night of the Flood on hand.

It’s a ticketed event which basically means it’s the price of the book (and yes, that includes a copy of the book).

Hope to see many of you there!

THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD makes BOLO Books’ 2018 Top Reads

So excited to see BOLO Books come out with their Top Reads of 2018. It’s always a treat to see which books make Kristopher’s list. I always learn of must-read books so it’s great for holiday shopping (for myself too!).  But it was even more special to see The Night of the Flood as Top Anthology of the Year. Thank you, BOLO Books!

Wicked Cozy interview

Today, Ed Aymar and I are being interviewed by Alan Orloff, a The Night of the Flood contributor. Thank you to Sherry Harris over at the Wicked Cozy website for making this happen!

And yes, Ed and I are still talking about this “novel-in-stories.” But this interview isn’t the same old, same old. Toward the end, we discuss our upcoming project with a similar “novel-in-stories” approach. It will have most of the same authors as Flood, plus a few new ones.

AND if you leave a comment at the end of the interview, you are entered to win a free copy of The Night of the Flood!

LA Times Festival of Books

It’s that time of year! The LA Times Festival of Books! I look forward to this every year and I’ll be there signing copies of The Night of the Flood and Cleaning Up Finn.

It’s this weekend Sat 4/21 – Sun 4/22 at the USC campus (boo! Go Bruins!) and there will be books everywhere plus food trucks, panels, kids stuff, poetry readings, and giveaways. It’s heaven for book lovers!

Come find me on Saturday 4/21:

Sisters in Crime – booth #367  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Mystery Writers of America – booth #376   2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mysterious Galaxy – booth #368   3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hope to see you there!

Alex Segura’s Stuff & Nonsense newsletter

A big thank you to author Alex Segura for inviting Ed and I to chat about The Night of the Flood in his latest Stuff & Nonsense newsletter. We list 6 things we learned editing this anthology…and one thing I never did learn.

The newsletter also featured an essay from author William Boyle and his new book, The Lonely Witness, that will be out May 1, 2018.  It sounds right up my alley and I don’t know why I haven’t read him before.

If you’re not reading Alex Segura yet, you should be. His latest Pete  Fernandez book is coming out soon from Polis Books. You can preorder Blackout here!

Stuff & Nonsense

Sign up for Alex’s newsletter here!

Crime Syndicate Podcast

E.A. Aymar and I are featured on Episode 3 of Michael Pool’s Crime Syndicate podcast. We talk about The Night of the Flood and other writerly issues that hopefully make us sound smart. We also read brief excerpts from our stories in The Night of the Flood.

There are some technical difficulties which I blame solely on Ed but if you stick it out for a few minutes, Ed won’t sound like he’s under water.

Thank you, Michael, for having us!

http://crimesyndicate.libsyn.com/episode-three

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/crime-syndicate-magazine/crime-syndicate-podcast

 

Urban AMA Wed 3/21 with E.A. Aymar “Q&A about Editing and Writing for Anthologies”

Hey, I’ll be answering questions on this new platform (at least new to me) called UrbanAMA where you can “ask me anything”! You download the U13 app (but only with an iPhone. I had to borrow my ex-husband’s iPad to do this) and then send in your questions. Ed and I will be answering them tomorrow night Wed 3/21 at 5:00 PM PST. Or you can tweet us your questions using the hashtag #TheNightOfTheFlood. I answer the questions with a 40-second video (at least that’s the goal – I’ve never done this before, remember!)

So send in those burning questions…or send me adorable sea otter photos. Either works!

Writer Types Podcast #15

I’m on the Unpanel! Check out the latest episode of the Writer Types podcast where they do a segment called the “Unpanel” in which several writers answer one question. This episode, they kindly feature several collaborators from The Night of the Flood and ask us “what was it like working on a collaborative novel?”

You can hear what E.A. Aymar, Gwen Florio, Alan Orloff, and I have to say…plus interviews with Alison Gaylin, Owen Laukkanen, and Dharma Kelleher, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to Crime Corner with Matt Coyle…and me!

Thank you, Matt Coyle, for having me over at Crime Corner! I talk about THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD and some other stuff.

If you want to check it out…

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2/2018/03/10/sarah-m-chen-passes-through-the-corner-to-discuss-the-night-of-the-flood

 

Crime Corner with Matt Coyle

Tomorrow night 3/9 at 6:00PM I’ll be chatting about The Night of the Flood with award-winning author, Matt Coyle, over at his podcast Crime Corner!

Hope you can listen in at the Blog Talk Radio Authors on the Air but if not, you’ll be able to check it out in the Authors on the Air archives.

Click here to listen in!