Monday, January 16, 2012

Guest Blogger Gail M. Baugniet

It’s my pleasure to welcome author Gail M. Baugniet as guest blogger today. Gail’s first self-published novel, FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences, released in 2011, introduces Hawaiian-born Pepper Bibeau as an insurance investigator whose routine assignments lead her through a maze of suspense. (Note to my blog readers: If you love a good mystery, you’ll love this book.) Gail, who resides in Honolulu, Hawaii, is currently at work completing her second novel in the series for release in 2012. Today she discusses her new interview series with independent authors.

In several reviews of FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences my protagonist Pepper Bibeau has been described as a "strong female character." This portrayal refers not to her muscular prowess, but to her emotional mettle. In Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, the synonyms for mettle that best describe Pepper are: strength of character; energy; fire; heart; moxie . . . and resolve, which in turn is related to determination, earnestness, and fixed purpose.

Words cut both ways and Pepper’s resolve, or fixed purpose, in her professional life tends to waver when applied to personal situations. Uncertainty does not weaken her character, though. By acknowledging indecision as provisional, a safe interim condition, Pepper is able to maintain a comfortable level of confidence and emotional stability.

On Mondays, beginning January 9, 2012, I will present interviews with Independent Authors who have written and published a mystery/suspense novel featuring a strong female protagonist. The interviews will focus on fellow indie-authors, spotlighting their first published novel and the strengths of their main character.

Indie authors interested in a personalized guest interview, please contact me via email: gbaugniet (at) aol (dot) com with the word INTERVIEW in the subject line. Include a link to your novel in the body of the email. If you have an upcoming promotional event that you want to coordinate with the interview, please include that date with your request. Thank you.


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6 comments:

Gail M Baugniet said...

Karin,

Thank you for hosting me here today! I am excited about my new Fast Five Author Interviews.

In the past year, I have read many well-written novels independently published by talented authors. Now I want to learn more about their work and future plans.

I look forward to your interview on my site Monday, January 30, with the spotlight on your novel, THE WITCH TREE, and protagonist, Anna Denning.

Cynthia Bruner said...

Pepper sounds interesting...I like the idea that "uncertainty does not weaken her character"! Looking forward to meeting more characters through your interviews.

marshahubler said...

Congratulations on an attractive and informative blog. I enjoyed visiting.

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Great post, Gail, and congrats on your novel! I love the name "Pepper"! It sounds like it suits her personality to a "T"! I also love mystery/suspense novels, and I'll have to check it out!

Gail M Baugniet said...

Cynthia, Marsha, and Gwendolyn,

Thank you for visiting Karin's blog site today and for leaving your generous comments.

I am tickled that you like the name Pepper. Funny how our novels' protagonists take on a life of their own!

Karin Kaufman said...

Thanks for your comments, Cynthia, Marsha, and Gwendolyn. I like the name Pepper, too -- and it fits the character. Gwen, you should definitely check out Gail's book. I read it late last year, and I'm eagerly awaiting the second novel in the series.

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