Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Meet Kat "Hell Kat" Boudreaux

Today is Character Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will be introducing one of the many characters in my upcoming book, Never Say Just. My characters are very real to me so every week I will ask one of them to fill out a bio questionnaire that I will share with the group. Today’s character is our heroine, Kat Boudreaux.

I met Kat Boudreaux about two years ago when I sat down to write my first novel. In that book she’s a spy who has been partnered with her total opposite. Kat is one of my favorite characters so when I needed a badass chick for Never Say Just I picked her. When I went through puberty I was a bit….ornery. My grandfather started calling me Hell Kat. I hated being called that when I was young but as I got older I thought, as nicknames go, it’s pretty freaking awesome. When Kat needed a nickname, Hell Kat seemed to be the obvious choice.

Group, meet Kat Boudreaux, Kat, meet the group.

Katharine Wallace Boudreaux

Bio: Kat is not your average woman. She was recruited by Global Security Assets, a private military firm, at the age of 18 to be an assassin. She has the moral flexibility to kill without remorse. Kat doesn’t enjoy killing, but she can take a life if she feels the person needs to die for the sake of human kind. Despite this, Kat has an overwhelming ability to show compassion. She is fiercely loyal and expects loyalty from others. Kat is not a feminist. She believes men and women have very distinct rolls, but her circumstances and talents force her to hop between the two genders. Her daughter is the one thing in her life that she’s proud of and she is extremely protective of her. There is absolutely nothing she won’t do to keep her safe. Kat inherited a huge fortune when her husband died. She uses a lot of that money to better the lives of people who will never know she’s their benefactor.

Character Bio Questionnaire 

Name: Katharine Boudreaux

Rat Bastard Name: Hell Kat

How did you get your Rat Bastard name? You’ll have to read my story to find out.

Occupation: Co-Owner of Archer International, President of Boudreaux Oil, Mom, Mercenary, Assassin, Contract Interrogator.

Relationship Status: Widow

Age: 30

Hair Color: Dark Auburn

Eye Color: Emerald Green

Height: 5’6”

Weight: You don’t seriously expect me to answer that do you?

Motto: Most situations are improved by a .45.

Distinguishing Marks: None of your business.

Favorite Weapon: Sig Sauer P220 .45 ACP, but I don’t need a weapon to kill you.

Best Friend: Yvette Benoit

Worst Enemy: That list is way too freaking long.

Last Song Played On My iPod: The Immigrant Song, Led Zeppelin

Favorite Movie: Patton, the monologue at the beginning is the best speech in history.

Favorite Quote: “I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.” George C. Scott, Patton

Last Facebook Post: I don’t use Facebook. In my situation, it would be a very stupid tactical move. The list of people who want me dead is really long. If I had a Facebook account, I might as well hand them the keys to my house.

Ten things you should know about Me:

10. My closet is sacred ground. Tread carefully.

9. Facial hair is disgusting! If you come into my house sporting chin pubes I will rip them off your face.

8. I don’t cry. It’s not because I see tears as a sign of weakness. I just think they’re a waste of the Earth’s finite water resources.

7. Every morning should start with mortal combat.

6. Threaten anyone under my care and I will make sure it takes you weeks to die.

5. You can’t lie to me so don’t try.

4. I’m not competitive. I don’t have to win, but I never lose.

3. There are two things a woman should never leave the house without, a credit card and a concealed boot 

2. I used to kill them, now shopping is the way I make sure the terrorists don’t win.

1.  My daughter means everything to me. If I could, I’d dress her in a bomb disposal suit to play on the playground.


  1. Hi Katie, I like the idea of a weekly character interview.
    Hell Kat sounds like a strong and powerful woman. Great interview!

  2. Mom, Mercenary, Assassin,

    That's my kind of heroine!