Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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Pepper Bibeau's insurance investigations for a Wisconsin-based company sometimes involve a murder, but she never thought she would cause one.
Days before the 1968 Democratic Convention, Pepper arrives in Chicago to settle questionable medical claims from an elusive doctor. Her assignment also includes a background check on a life insurance beneficiary who admits to stabbing his wife.
When a close friend is killed, and Pepper is hospitalized after an unprovoked attack, a homicide detective decides someone wants to put a stop to her investigations. For her safety, he suggests she return to Wisconsin, but Pepper is determined to learn why her insurance investigation has stirred up a tragic chain of events. What she discovers are the devastating consequences of one person's greed that she must expose before someone stops her, permanently.

Gail M Baugniet was born and raised in Wisconsin. After college, she worked for an attorney in Chicago's Loop, the setting of her first novel. For many years she called the land of Minnesota's lakes and rivers her home. Her eclectic employment history incriminates several business organizations including insurance companies, police departments, real estate brokerages, and shopping mall security. She lives in Hawaii where she is currently at work on her next Pepper Bibeau mystery.

Why did you self publish?
I started writing this novel several years ago. I had the manuscript edited before submitting query letters to numerous literary agents. After receiving rejection letters, revising, and receiving more rejection letters, I rewrote the story four times. I submitted the chapters to a critique group and a writer's group. During that time, two more editors read the story and offered their opinions and corrections. I had fought the idea of self-publishing for years, but I finally realized that I wanted to be published in this lifetime and self-publishing started to look like the right course of action for me.

What is your writing process?
I write everyday, but I'm not always working on a novel. I also write short stories, stories using information from my genealogy research for what I call a geneological novel, and articles for my blog.

How long did it take you to write your first draft?
I spent about nine months putting the first draft on paper. I would arrive home from my full-time day job, make dinner, then write for about four hours each night.

What inspired you to write this particular story?
I love reading mysteries. I decided to create a protagonist and her family by using my genealogy computer program. As her family grew, I gave each member a history. The story started to develop during that time. There is a writer's adage that says to write what you know. I set this first story of the Pepper Bibeau series in Chicago's Loop, 1968, because that is where I worked that year.
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  1. Hi Nadine,
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