A great guest by author Patricia Stoltey at Death in Nostalgia City hosted by Mark S. Bacon. Who couldn’t love someone named “Fat Ass Sammy Grick”. . . even if he is a bad guy.
Originally posted on Death in Nostalgia City:
by Patricia Stoltey, mystery writer and guest columnist
Thanks so much for letting me visit your website, Mark. You’ve given me a chance to tell your readers about a bittersweet experience I had while writing DeadWrong.
When I recruited Fat Ass Sammy Grick to be the bad guy in my first standalone suspense novel, I had no idea I was going to become so attached I’d have a hard time letting him go.
Many women, of course, are drawn to bad boys. But we think of devilish risk-taking characters–handsome guys with bedroom eyes, a little dangerous but not bad enough to do us harm, except perhaps to our hearts.
Sammy? Sammy wasn’t handsome. He had an ugly glare and a temper that flared at whoever was handy when he made one of his frequent stupid mistakes. To tell the truth, he was a nasty good-for-very-little thug…
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