Tuesday, 3 April 2012

PUSH-UPS: Jochem Vandersteen

So, what you pushing right now?
Redemption (A Noah Milano Novelette)

What’s the hook?
Twenty years ago he tortured and killed a young boy. Now he is out of prison, ready to find redemption confronting the victim's parents. He hires Noah Milano, security specialist and son of LA's biggest mobster to protect him. When the unexpected happens it's up to Noah Milano to do what he thinks is right and make sure justice is done.

And why’s that floating your boat?
It’s a cool story and it’s got the best cover of my books so far.

When did you turn to crime?
After I read my first Spenser novel.

Hardboiled or Noir, classic or contemporary?
Contemporary hardboiled.

And, what’s blown you away lately?
Timothy Hallinan’s Simeon Grist novels.

See any books as movies waiting to happen?
Little Girl Gone by Brett Battles is a fantastic action movie on paper.

Mainstream or indie - paper or digital?
Digital indie.

Shout us a website worth visiting …

My own Sons of Spade of course and CrimeSpot which will take you to a lot of great crime blogs.

Finally, tell us any old shit about yourself …
I’m really happy with my group The Hardboiled Collective, a great group of writers who promote each other’s work. Also, I recently got a blurb from James W. Hall about a Noah Milano short story I was really happy with: 'The writing is fresh and vivid and lively, paying homage to the past while standing squarely in the present.'

That’s the kind of stuff that keeps me writing…

:: Visit Jochem at Sons of Spade