Your Questions Part 4 and Reverse Q&A!

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰


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! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰ I’m genuinely curious! πŸ™‚ )

I look forward to finding out what you think! πŸ™‚


340 thoughts on “Your Questions Part 4 and Reverse Q&A!

  1. Yes I so like the idea of Alistair and Abby. I really don’t know whether I like Alistair or Rolf better! But I definitely like Briosa and Phil. That would be great. But Anna and Phil would be good too. Their personalities are more similar though.

    • Some ideas:
      Phil/Anna Predzel OR Briosa
      Abby/Alistair (since most of us have decided Jigson is too old)
      Milly/Rolf (If Abby can’t have Rolf, he still needs to be connected to the family somehow!!)
      Andy/Briosa (Although I really think he should be the one who doesn’t get married in the series. He’ll take longer to grow up than Abby or Phil, and doesn’t seem to have the same depths of emotion quite yet)
      Jigson/Nobody. (Unless Miss Hedgcock decides to whip up a character who would fit him perfectly)
      If Miss Hedgcock decides to put Dr. Roth in more, he and Abby would be a cool couple too. Just a thought.
      For once, I’m glad Abby is just a fictional character. Its kind of funny that we’ve devoted dozens of comments to matchmaking for her! But there are more boys than girls in the story, which limits our options when it comes to suggesting couples. But if Abby is to young to get married, Briosa or Milly definitely needs to!

    • 1. Who are your top 2 favourite male characters?
      FERGUS!!! Andy.

      2. Who are your top 2 female characters?
      Abby, Cassidy.

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

      4. Which is your favourite title in the series, and why?
      Hunting in the Highlands! I really liked the Abby/Fergus story!

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


    • LOL, My computer has died 2 or 3 times since this was posted but I do a lot of my schoolwork and all my editing on it so that is expected.

      • Wow! Leah, a 40-50 chapter book? That’s amazing! Will it become a series? What is yours about? If you publish it I will want to read it. Writing is definitely a whole lot of fun. I do it every day. My book is about a Christian family who loves mysteries and adventures. I’m going to do a series. I will publish the book probably in the summer. I’m writing book two also and have planned out book three.

      • That sounds a bit like the baker books! Miss Hedgcock is such an inspiration! Actually, I write historical action/adventure. I don’t know if thats an actual genre but it’s not your typical historical fiction. Actually, have you read books by a guy named John J Horn? So mine is sort of that style. It’s set in the french revolution. So yes it’s fun. Wow yours sounds neat! If you publish it, I’ll read it!

      • This book series will be similar to Miss Hedgcock’s. She is such an inspiration. I do plan on doing more series with my own idea. I haven’t read any by John J. Horn but I have wanted to. Didn’t he write the Men Of Grit series? I can’t wait to see the day when we publish books.

      • Yes he wrote the men of grit series. They are so good. Yes it’s exciting! I think I don’t hold to a certain side. I would tend to say that the revolutionaries were wrongly treated and they wanted reform. The desire wasn’t wrong, they just went about it the wrong way. And Louis XVI was not a tyrant, he just didn’t know a lot about his people. When he realised his mistake, he tried to fix it, but the revolutionaries were too enraged.

      • Wow, you must have done a good amount of research. It would be educational and fun then. Ever since Miss Hedgcock recommended the Men Of Grit series I’ve wanted to read them. Are you going to write a series?

  2. Really! So do I! My siblings and I just finished filming a 30 min. movie about the french revolution. Actually, the only reason I started doing filmmaking was because I liked drama so much.

  3. Yes I am writing a book. It’s so fun! Thats why Miss Hedgcock’s posts are so encouraging! I have five brothers and three sisters. I am the oldest and the youngest is 2. So I have a lot of actors!

  4. So back to topic, what does everyone think about the more minor characters in the Baker family adventure? ie. The Wilbers, the Drakes, the Freylads, etc.?

    • I like the Wilburs especially Emily. I love the Drakes with my favorite being Millie. It may just be me but she doesn’t strike me as the smart type. The Freylads were cool when they attacked the men with boots at Loch Ness. Garth should come back sometime and also Cassidy, Alistair, and Fergus. It would be neat to have Guothmunder and Cervantes come back and work with Jigson. Maybe Dr. Roth could appear.

  5. Guthmunder is a must. There was something mysterious about him. I wonder if he has a secret past? I so loved Cassidy! And the Freylads were a neat idea. You know, I have often wondered how Miss Hedgcock comes up with all this!

  6. I think that if Emily Wilbur were to become mature enough to marry, a courtship between her and Phil would be nice, especially since the Wilbur family lives near the Baker family.

  7. Did anyone notice the reoccurring Greek theme in Book 7? All the dogs (except Zephyr) where named after greek letters, the Greek letter Alpha played an important part in the story, and the Aegis is a symbol in Greek Mythology. What do you think it means?

  8. Oh my goodness. There have been like over a hundred new comments since I last checked this post! I know you talked about this, but I dont think Jigson should marry, I love GA Henty, I think Phil is the only one who should marry right now–actually, he could wait–, and I want Garth and Guthmunder( however you spell that) should come back.

  9. 1. Top 2 male characters: Jigson and Phil. Jigson is definitely my favorite, and then Phil would be my favorite Baker.
    2. Top 2 female characters: This one’s a little more difficult. Of course Abby, she is the only girl in the Baker family, and then I think I really like Briosa second.
    3. Favorite villain: Again, this is really hard for me to choose… I think I would go with Dainn, since he actually was trying to help people, in a bad way, but nevertheless, he thought he was a hero. Although I really do like Garth too, but I don’t know if he really should count, since he turned out to be a good guy.
    4. Favorite title in the series: I think I’d go with The Treacherous Trail. It has a really epic sound to it!
    5. Should one of the characters be in a relationship/courtship: Definitely Briosa and Phil. Their personalities balance out really well, and Phil is getting older… Jigson should stay single of course. There hasn’t been anyone so far that would be good for him, and family life doesn’t seem to suit a secret agent.

  10. This is to answer C.R.’s questions:
    Favorite male characters are definitely Jigson, then Phil (Jigson is my favorite character!)
    Favorite female characters would probably be Abby then Briosa
    Favorite bad guy would have to be Garth
    My favorite title is probably Iceland intrigue–I don’t have a reason, I just like it πŸ™‚

    And yes I think some of the characters should be involved in a relationship, here’s who I think should get who:
    Phil- Definitely Briosa!!!
    Abby-Fergus, Alister, or Rolf
    If Rolf and Alister aren’t for Abby then maybe one of them could marry Millie
    Andy- maybe Emily…?

  11. 1. Jigson and Phil
    2. Abby and Briosa
    3. Rolf/escaped convicts
    4. Iceland Intrigue because the name makes you very curious as to what is going to happen.
    5. I think a relationship might be a good idea since the Bakers are getting older.

    Thank you for writing such an amazing series. My parents got me the first four books for Christmas the year before Prisoner of the Pyrenees came out. I started Summer of Suspense and I could not put it down. My favorite scene in the whole series is when Abby and Millie are in the elevator in Miss Verton’s headquarters and the doors open reveling Jigson holding a gun. The following scenes where Jigson orchestrates the whole escape plan is great. Jigson is definitely my favorite character in the series. I love how well he takes care of the Bakers in dangerous situations.
    I can not wait for book 8!

  12. There are a lot of comments on here! You guys have picked up so many things! I am going to have to read them all over again! Has anyone read the Kingdom series by Chuck Black?

    • Yes I have read all of the Kingdom series but I am still reading the Knights of Arrethtrae, have you read those? I have the first one (Sir Kendrick and the castle of Bel Lione) and I am trying to get Sir Bently and Holbrook court (or whatever it’s called!) which one was your favorite in the series?

      • I own all of Chuck Black’s books the kingdom serires, The Knights of Arrethtrae and Wars of the Relm. I can’t wait for his new series to come out. But you might not have known about his new series since he hasn’t publicly announced it yet. My Favorite book in the Kingdom serires is Kingdoms quest, Favorite Knights of Arrethtrae book is Lady Carliss and the waters of Moure, favorite Wars of the relm book is light of the last. And fare waring the Knights of arrethtrae books are not like the kingdom series book. You can read them out of order if you cannot get your hands on all the copies at once. BUT whatever you do you must read Sir Dalton and the shadow heart before you read Lady Carliss and the waters of Moure.

  13. First, I am finding it really hard to achoose a favourite male character. Phil and Alistair are top 2, but I also really like Rolf, Jigson and Fergus.
    Favourite Female, Probably Briosa and Abby.
    Favourite Villain, Miss Verton.
    Favourite novel, Hunting the Highlands. It keeps getting better and better as the stories intertwine, and things come together. I don’t think that any of the characters should enter into a serious relationship yet, because it distracts from the story, as you see on this page where practically all the comments are about it! Also it could change the characters too much.

  14. LOL yes. Real fishhook in that last chapter. Yes I hardly ever cry over books. But that one was an exception. I guess I also cried over J.J. Horn’s last book, but those were the only ones. Thats when you know you have read a good book i guess.

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