Christine Young

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Christine Presents ~ Sick Like That by Norman Green

Please welcome Norman Green author of Sick Like That.

Norman will be awarding an digital copy of Sick Like That to 3 randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Sick Like That

by Norman Green

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GENRE: Mystery (Detective)

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INTERVIEW:

  1. What or who inspired you to start writing?

 

I think other writers inspired me. Reading a lot as a child gave me a love of books and stories that has stayed with me my whole life.

 

  1. How did you come up with ideas for your books? I get inspiration from people everywhere. 3. What expertise did you bring to your writing?

 

I’m good at listening.

 

  1. As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans?

 

I don’t plan too far ahead, I mostly just put in the time and do the best I can.

 

  1. If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who would it be and why?

 

I’ve been all of those people, if you think about it. I am where they came from.

 

  1. Do you belong to a critique group? If so how does this help or hinder your writing?

 

Absolutamente not.

 

  1. Do you outline your books or just start writing?

 

I don’t outline. In the beginning, I’m just trying to capture a feeling of place and character, and that will keep me going for a while. After that I have to try to understand where the story is going, and I might have an ending in mind, a place or an event the characters need to reach, and the question is just how they get there.

 

  1. Do you have any hobbies and does the knowledge you’ve gained from these carry over into your characters or the plot of your books?

 

I don’t think it’s hobbies, so much as just life experience. You need to get out and get your hands dirty.

 

  1. Do you have an all time favorite book?

 

‘This Is Water’ never fails to knock me on my ass.

 

  1. What is your favorite reality show? Reality shows will rot your brain.

 

  1. Can you tell us a little bit about what it was like to write a series?

 

 

When you write a sequel, some of the heavy lifting is already done because you already know the major characters and the settings they move in. In this series, I identify with Al Martillo a lot, and that makes her fun to write.

 

BLURB:

 

PI Marty Stiles was shot and paralyzed and is now in rehab, trying to decide whether to fight to recover. Meanwhile, his agency is being run by two women: the street-smart and savvy Alessandra Martillo, who’s the muscle, and Sarah Waters, a naïve, single mom, new to the job but who quickly becomes the brains. Though the two women grew up only a few miles from each other in Brooklyn, it might as well have been worlds apart. Now they’re partners, and for all their differences, are committed to their joint venture. When Sarah’s deadbeat ex-husband gets into trouble, Al would rather let him suffer, but she agrees to help Sarah figure out where he is and why another man has ended up dead.

 

This follow-up to The Last Gig features a tough and edgy, one-of-a-kind heroine—an entirely fresh take on the hardboiled women private investigators who dominate so many crime fiction classics.

 

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EXCERPT:

 

Alessandra Martillo did not like Marty Stiles, she thought he was a pig, but if so he was a pig with many useful skills and she had learned a lot from him. In short, she owed him, and she hated that, which was why she sat on the hard plastic seat of a southbound A train that was headed for Coney Island where Stiles slumped motionless in a wheelchair and waited for death.

 

Death, it seemed, was taking her own sweet time.

 

Please, his sister had begged, tears in her eyes. Please . . . I flew all the way up here from Valdosta, he won’t even look at me, he won’t even press the call button for the nurse when he makes a mess in his . . .

 

Oh, Jesus, Al told her, uncomfortable under the weight of obligation. I ain’t trying to hear about that.

 

Please, oh God please, I’ll pay you what ever you charge, please just go talk to him, I can afford it . . .

 

All right all right all right, Al told her, not too graciously, but she knew it was something she needed to do. I’ll go. I’ve got business this afternoon, but I’ll get down there after I’m finished. About nine- ish.

 

Thank you, thank you, the sister told her, sick with gratitude. I’ll call ahead, I’ll make sure they let you see him, they won’t care if it’s late, I’ll make sure . . . How much do I owe you?

 

Don’t worry about it, Al told her.

 

Christ.

 

And they got hospitals all over town, Al thought, but no, they have to send Marty’s fat sorry ass to some rehab all the way down in Coney Island, God ever decides to give Brooklyn an enema, here’s where the bone goes in . . .

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Norman Green is the author of six crime novels, most recently Sick Like That. Born in Massachusetts, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife.

 

www.normgreenwriter.com

 

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

 

Norman will be awarding an digital copy of Sick Like That to 3 randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f2300

 

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2 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Sick Like That by Norman Green

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. achristay
    June 19, 2017

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

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