Mike Chen

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Palo Alto, California, 94303

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Mike Chen

Mike Chen is the author of character-driven science fiction and a regular contributor to major pop culture/geek websites. His debut novel HERE AND NOW AND THEN, about a time-traveler who must raise — and then save — his daughter across time, will be released in early 2019 by MIRA/Harlequin. He has provided commentary and insight for such websites as Tor.com, The Mary Sue, The Portalist, and more, in addition to nearly a decade as a sportswriter covering the NHL and a successful freelance copywriting/technical writing business. As a web developer for the publishing industry, he has also built websites for Manuscript Wishlist, Pitch Wars, and numerous individual author sites. He is represented by Eric Smith of PS Literary Agency (and built his website).



  • Here and Now and Then – Q1 2019 – MIRA/Harlequin
  • Title Forthcoming – Q1 2020 – MIRA/Harlequin

Short Stories

  • "Anonymous" – June 2017 – Storyteller Magazine


Awards and Memberships

SFWA, active member

Codex Writers, active member

Related Experience

Potential topics include:

As an author: Path to publication, query letters and agenting, the submission process, writing genre mash-ups, building author websites, outlining for 3-act structure, Save the Cat beat sheets

As a geek commentator: See list of non-fiction posts for pop culture websites for sampling of topics. Fandom discussions include Star Wars, Star Trek: TNG, Doctor Who, Robotech, Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid.

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