Sarah Weinman is News Editor for Publishers Marketplace, where she works on Publishers Lunch, the industry's essential daily read with more than 40,000 subscribers. Previously she wrote"Dark Passages," a monthly online mystery & suspense column for the Los Angeles Times, from April 2007 through May 2011, and "The Criminalist", a monthly online column for the Barnes & Noble Review. Earlier in her career she was the Baltimore Sun's crime fiction columnist and an editor for GalleyCat, mediabistro.com's publishing industry news blog.
Her reviews and articles have appeared in many print and web publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Daily, Maclean's, The Guardian, The New York Post, NYMag.com, The National Post, Quill & Quire, Tablet, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and New Hampshire Public Radio's "Word of Mouth". Her short fiction can be found in most of the major online and print crime fiction periodicals, and has appeared in DUBLIN NOIR (Akashic Books), BALTIMORE NOIR (Akashic Books), DAMN NEAR DEAD (Busted Flush Press), EXPLETIVE DELETED (Bleak House Books), A HELL OF A WOMAN: An Anthology of Female Noir (Busted Flush Press), Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. A full listing of her work is available here.
In a parallel life, she completed her M.S. in Forensic Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of New York in February 2004 and still harbors faint hopes of actually making use of her degree someday.
Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind began in its first incarnation in October 2003, moving to more permanent digs in June 2004 before closing up shop on January 2011. The blog has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Ottawa Citizen, Library Journal and the India Times Business-Standard. USA Today, in a feature on literary weblogs, proclaimed Confessions as "a respected resource for commentary on crime and mystery fiction."
She is represented by Shana Cohen at the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.