Crime Rave and American MOnsters full collage

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold;
they change the world into words.
~William H. Gass

Sezin Koehler is the author of Crime Rave, a supernatural noir featuring feminist zombies, as well as American Monsters, a postmodern feminist horror novel. Crime Rave reviews run the gamut:

“A wildly entertaining fantasy take on LA film noir.”

“A powerful allegory of PTSD and trauma featuring feminist zombies.”

“An amazing work of fiction you can’t possibly pin down to one genre.”

“American Gods meets Dexter.”

“This book takes genres, gives them a good shake and sculpts them into something new. Jaded detectives, hybrid human/aliens, vampires, a corrupt mayor, and a DJ of Death are just a few of the performers in this swirling carnivale.”

“In this dark, gritty follow-up novel to American Monsters, cutting-edge visionary Sezín Koehler brings readers back into an iconoclastic world of murder, mayhem, and revenge, where being a victim is merely a prelude to being an avenger.”

Signed Crime Rave paperbacks are available here, and you can also buy the digital and print book through, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and you can also request a paperback through your favorite independent bookstore. Sezin is currently at work on her third novel, a zombie faerie tale set in her old stomping ground of Prague.

She’s been an eclectic blogger since 2003 whose cultural commentary, reviews, and other essays have been featured on Huffington Post, Sociological Images, The Displaced Nation, and more.

Blurred Lines Update

Sezin is the one wrote that Sociological Images article comparing the lyrics of Blurred Lines to what rapists say to their victims that went viral in late 2013, and in the process was picked up by such media outlets as Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Feministing, xoJane, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, and Think Progress.

Sezin was featured on an episode of Al Jazeera’s The Stream in the “Cultural Chameleons” episode discussing Third Culture Kid issues—If you’re in the US you can watch the video here— and her video submissions on the choice to remain childfree was used as a talking point in The Stream’s “Childfree by Choice” discussion.

After having spent the majority of her life abroad — Sri Lanka, Zambia, Pakistan, Thailand, India, Switzerland, France, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Germany — Zuzu still feels newly repatriated even though it’s been four years since her almost-decade in Europe. Sezin slowly adjusts to life in a sleepy little Florida beach town of ten thousand with the Stephen King-esque moniker of Lighthouse Point. By the way, Florida is by far the weirdest place she has ever spent extended amount of time. For serious.

Sezin is available for all manner of wordsmithing — writing non-fiction articles, blog posts, book/anthology chapters, travel stories, screenplays, fiction, and whatever else you might think up. Within reason.

You can also check out her professional website featuring her editing and proofreading offerings, grants consulting, Spanish translation, childcare services, and a whole host of other creative and social media development services.

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