Your Questions Part 4 and Reverse Q&A!

Hello everyone! 🙂

It’s been a while since I did a Q&A post here (sorry about that). Many of you were intrigued by the idea of a reverse Q&A, where I ask you things I’m curious about. So after tackling a few of your questions, I’ll ask you some of my own!

 

1) Will the Predzels be in any future books?

I’m not sure yet. I haven’t planned to include them, but they may appear in a future story if they could help the main characters.

 

2) Did Sigurd get Gleym back?

Yes, definitely. 🙂 I love the fact that you remembered to ask about her!

 

3) Do we know what happened to Jigson’s parents?

Oh, I can’t wait for you to read Hunting in the Highlands! The answer is yes!

 

4) How much of the Hrein Orka in Iceland Intrigue is based on real science, and how much is fiction?

It’s mainly fiction … but who knows? Maybe there are principles of it that someone has yet to discover 😉

 

5) What is the significance of ‘Twelve Lemons’?

It’s a phrase with quite a personal meaning for Jigson and Detective Mortimer – otherwise it wouldn’t have guaranteed Jigson’s identity in Iceland Intrigue.

Is it part of a big mystery? Or is it something more innocuous? Will they spill the beans in Book 8? … Maybe!

 

6) When you wrote Hunting the Highlands did you plan out the whole book before you started writing?

Yes. I did make a careful plan so that the book would progress with logical structure and so I would know where the story was going – it had the potential to be quite confusing with characters splitting up and traipsing all over Scotland.

But the need to be flexible arose when I reached the end and realized that the climax was not right for the story … so a whole new ending had to be written!

Do you have burning questions for a future post? Send them via the contact page!


Now … here are my questions for you! 🙂

1. Who are your top 2 favourite male characters?

2. Who are your top 2 female characters?

3. Who is your favourite villain? (Miss Verton, Lewis Nickel, Bud Larone, Rolf/escaped convicts, Dainn, Herr Klaus, or someone else?)

4. Which is your favourite title in the series, and why?

5. Should one of the characters be in a relationship/courtship? Who and why? (I’m not promising anything by asking this 😉 I’m genuinely curious! 🙂 )

I look forward to finding out what you think! 🙂

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3,668 thoughts on “Your Questions Part 4 and Reverse Q&A!

  1. Just doing the last part of that last scene…
    He pointed to a small painted wooden horse. It was light blue in colour and had an ivory saddle and bridle delicately depicted on it. Suddenly, he coughed harshly and leaned against the bookshelf. All the colour rushed from his face. The twins ran to him. “Mr Jigson? Are you alright?” “Need…Aspirin….” He gasped. Abby rushed off in the direction of a door in the east wall, which she guessed was the kitchen, and Andy helped Mr Jigson into one of the chairs.
    “Medicine cabinet…medicine cabinet…Aha!” Abby attempted to open the cupboard doors, but it was stuck. Or at least she thought it was stuck. Then she saw the keyhole, she had missed it in the dark. Oh no! How can…But maybe…well, it’s worth a try! She gently pulled the key from her pocket. It glimmered in the half light from the kitchen window. She reached up on tiptoe and inserted the key. She turned it and the lock sprang open, the door swinging out suddenly and catching Abby on the forehead. “Ouch. Ooh.” She massaged her head. Why would Arnau leave the key to his medicine cabinet in the tunnel? She began to rummage in the cupboard. Aspirin…Aspirin…What’s this? It was a wad of paper, stuffed behind one of the medicine bottles. The edges were yellowing, but the actual parchment was blue in colour, like a blueprint. She was about to open it, then remembered. Aspirin first, blueprint later. She found the box of aspirin and ran back out towards the living room. Jigson was leaning back in the chair, breathing heavily through gritted teeth. Abby gave Andy the box and ran back to the kitchen to find a glass of water. Andy was starting to panic. He shoved his shaking hands into his pockets and looked around for something, anything, he could do to help. “Andy.” Jigson’s voice was hoarse and soft. Andy rushed to his side. “You…your…Phil…Alistair…” Andy balled his hands and pressed his nails into his palms. “Alistair what?! Do you know something about Phil?” “Use the passage…Alistair… is waiting…in the woods…go with him…I’ll tell Abby…Go Now…” And he lapsed into a coughing fit. “But what about you?” Andy asked. “I’ll be…just go now. You…have no idea…how urgent…this is…” Andy nodded and rushed to the bookcase. He twisted the horse, and before it had fully slid away, he dashed down into the darkness.

  2. I’m not posting too much? I’m not boring you to death? Ok, a little bit more…
    “Get up!” Phil flinched as the heavy boot made contact with his arm. He pushed himself upright and winced. Leg cramp. The guard undid his handcuffs but firmly grabbed his arm. Now is my chance. Phil swung his left arm and hit the man in the face. The man loosened his grip on Phil’s arm and he broke away, setting off down the corridor. Now if I can just find a way out of here… Phil glanced over his shoulder. The guard had recovered from his initial shock and was chasing him, shouting something into his radio. Phil rounded a corner and ran into a dead end. He turned in time to see the man glance round the corner and race toward him. Phil panicked. Lord, Help! He dove between the man’s legs and turned left down the corridor. Now what? He looked over his shoulder and ran into something. The next thing he knew, he was on the floor and the handcuffs were back on. “Is no use, Mr Baker.” He said in broken English. “Is no way out. Back way you came.” The other guard came up and grabbed Phil, nodding to his comrade and prodding Phil down the corridor with the barrel of his Winchester. “No one hits Lucas Karlsson. I will get even with you.” He hissed in his ear. They came to a tarnished oak door with a brass number 3 hanging from it. Lucas kicked it open and Phil scanned the room. It was set up as a lab, with white worksurfaces and cupboards, and test-tubes full of all sorts of bubbling mixtures. The lighting was bright, but there were no windows. On a table in the middle of the room was a jumble of assorted mechanical parts, and a man wearing a white shirt was leaning over them. His thick rimmed coke-bottle glasses had slid half-way down his nose, and his short dark brown hair was tousled and knotty. He had sparkling blue eyes and a kind face, although it was wrinkled with age. He was fiddling with a box full of wires, his face a picture of frustration and puzzlement. Lucas undid Phil’s handcuffs, but punched him hard in the stomach before he could make his escape. Phil doubled over, winded, and Lucas hurried out the door, slamming it behind him. The man in the white shirt hurried over to Phil and helped him into a chair. “Thanks.” Phil said, hoarsely. The man waited patiently for Phil to stop sputtering, then asked. “Do you know why he did that? I know he can be pushy…” “I tried to escape before.” “Ah.” The man nodded, then stood and began pacing. “There is no way out of here. I have been trying for the last twenty years.” “Thirty years?!” Phil echoed. Will I ever see my family again? The man nodded, sadly. “Why are you here? Mr…” “James Andrisson.” He thrust out his hand as Phil stood. “Pleased to meet you. And you are?” “Philip Baker.” He took his hand. “Well I suppose you are here to be my new lab assistant. I am guessing you have are a scientist, so what do you do?” James folded his arms. “I am a part time inventor. I know a bit about geothermal energy and electromagnetic pulse rays, among other things. I feel like I’m having a job interview. “Oh well, that makes sense. Have a look at these and see if they make any sense to you.” He handed Phil a blueprint and a piece of paper. Phil opened the blueprint and spread it out on the table. Oh no. This is not good.

    • Whatever it was it was GREAT! I wonder what things they can do in the lab/workshop. Hopefully, they can invent an escape. Write more if you’re willing.

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  4. I just saw this and decided to add my answers even though I’m about a month late! 🙂
    1: Jigson and Phil (but Fergus comes really close)
    2: Abby and Cassidy
    3: Rolf (Is he a Christian or not?!)
    4: The Treacherous Trail
    5: I think it would be interesting, but not sure if my parents would let me read it because I’m 14…
    (I don’t know how many people I’m copying but if you did pick a pair Rolf and Abby would be a good one!)

    • I agree, Aubrey! And you have a good point about romance/courtship. I don’t think I’d want my eight year old sister reading that, unless it was very carefully done.

      • I think it needs to be done with discretion, but I would welcome having my younger siblings reading what a godly relationship looks like. Being in that age group myself, I might be in a relationship in the next couple years, and then my siblings will be witnessing that first hand. Also, in our church there are several people going through courtship and it is a great learning experience for my family to observe. SO I really don’t see what the difference would be between real life and a book, except that real life is better:)

      • I agree with Lieya. If it’s done right, it would be part of a great book. A godly hands-off courtship would be the best.

      • My parents definitely wouldn’t want my eight and ten year old sisters reading it either, though they could just be content with the first 7. I am the oldest in my family and so I am the only one who has read BFA so far.

  5. I am just zoning in on a tiny part of this post!
    First of all, my favorite character from this series is Rolf. I don’t know why, he just is. I have no idea why he is a favorite character of mine, probably it was Iceland Intrigue that did that to me… And I have a lot of German heritage.
    YES!!!!!!!!! I have been wanting, wanting, wanting so bad for there to be a relationship in here….
    I keep shipping Abby and Rolf. I know that makes for a very interesting (and dangerous) family reunion, but I think that that is a really, really, really cute romance. 🙂 Just wondering, did Fergus like Abby? He was great too…
    BTW, I just finished Hunting in the Highlands recently, and I loved it! Iceland Intrigue was my favorite, I loved the nordic elements, but as a Celtic freak, I loved HITH so much… The Freylads were great, I loved those characters…
    Great job with this series!!! I and my siblings love it!!!

  6. Yeah, what happened after the plane crash? And everything else, for that matter? I have been reading all of your stories and kinda getting mixed up about the story lines and who wrote what! 🙂

  7. You know, that would make for a very strange family reunion…if Miss Verton married Herr Klaus

    Because if Abby then married Rolf, she would have two super villains for in-laws. But then again it’s not that bad because Jigson would be her uncle-in-law (is that a thing?), and Sigurd would be her grandfather-in law. And then of course Dainn fits in there somewhere….

  8. I actually don’t care what happens to Miss Verton at all. She mostly just makes me mad but occasionally surprises me, like in Iceland Intrigue when she helped Jigson escape.

  9. Someone mentioned him being the old man Phil got Mr. Larone’s number from, but the Bakers had known Mr. Davis for a while because he was mentioned in Summer.

  10. It would be cool if the eighth book had a scene at the Bakers’ house of them and Jigson talking about all the adventures they had been on together and what missions he had been on before he met the Bakers.

    • *gasps* I was thinking the VERY same thought this morning. It would be cool to see him before the adventure began.

      • That sounds perfect! I’ve always wanted to know about his other missions. But do you thing they have enough security clearance for him to tell them?

      • Ok, then just have everyone talk about previous adventures they had all been on. I kinda just want to see Jigson in a “normal life” setting and know more about him. Although, the Bakers must know Jigson pretty well by now… or maybe not. 😐

      • Only certain people are aloud to know about intelligence information, usually spies, detectives, police officers… etc. The Bakers are normal citizens, so they probably don’t have any clearance.

      • Then maybe something could remind Jigson of his first mission and him start to think about it, and the book would kind of “read his thoughts”.

      • I remember something like that… does anyone have an idea which book the reference might be in? I’ve got all of them except 3 and 4 right now. Maybe I can try to find it!

  11. Btw, I saw a facebook post Miss Hedgcock made. She when to a cattle farm…said it was strictly book research. I think that means we’re getting another adventure in America!

  12. Anyone want to try to get to 4,000? I just realized that I put Aubs as my name instead of Aubrey. That’s what most people call me anyway.

  13. I know Sandrina wrote the scenes with the plane crash, but I’m keep getting mixed up about Leah’s and Lucia’s scenes. Which one included Rolf?

    • Once or twice, but the ideas in my mind just don’t come out paper very well. I am writing a three-chapter-long story about a conference we went to with some friends though. Most of the time I just think through stories in my mind, it’s kinda fun.

  14. Sometimes at night when I’m bored I make up a story and make my self one of the characters. Some of them are variations of scenes from the Baker books! 🙂

    • Thinking up story is a lot of fun, Especially if you imagine yourself in them. What’s your favorite scene from the Baker books?

      • Um… so hard to choose! Maybe when to Bakers meet Jigson on the beach in Iceland? Or the prison escape scene in Scotland? Ahh, too many!!

    • I forgot about that, it could be one of my favorites because Jigson is my favorite character! What’s your favorite scene and character?

  15. I normally DO NOT like writing, but the scenes y’all have been writing on here sound like a lot of fun to do!

  16. Wow!! What are the names of your books? I called my story “Big Sandy Adventures”. It actually goes with the story pretty well because we all pretended to be soldiers, someone got lost, and two friends and I went on a bike ride that sort-of reminded me of “The Treacherous Trail”! (we didn’t run into any thieves though)

  17. Does anyone know if Lucia is going to finish her story? If you aren’t, I’m considering asking if I can finish it.

  18. Does anyone remember if it was revealed to Millie that Jigson faked his death? What I’m saying is, does she know he’s alive now? I’m pretty sure most people called him Haelix, and I don’t know if she recognized him…

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