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Sarah M. Chen

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Sarah M. Chen has worked a variety of odd jobs, ranging from script reader to private investigator assistant. Her crime fiction short stories have been accepted for publication online and in various anthologies, including All Due Respect, Dead Guns Press, Shotgun Honey, Out of the Gutter, and Betty Fedora. Her first book, CLEANING UP FINN, is out now with All Due Respect Books and is a 2017 Anthony finalist and IPPY award winner.

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Wat’s debut novel, SWIM, is an unflinching portrayal of a Chinese American family as they grapple with grief and loss. It’s told through the POV of Carson Chow, a functioning meth addict who lives
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