**Author Peek** Interview with Mari Anne Christie’s BLIND TRIBUTE Character, Palmer Harrold Wentworth III

**Author Peek** Interview with Mari Anne Christie’s BLIND TRIBUTE Character, Palmer Harrold Wentworth III

INTRODUCING…Palmer Harrold Wentworth III.

1. What is your name? Do you have a nickname?

Palmer Harrold Wentworth III; P.H. Wentworth III to my global readership; Palmer to my wife and mother; Harry to everyone else.

2. Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you call home?

I was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1804, which I left in my early adulthood to travel the world as a newspaper correspondent. I covered 10 wars on five continents for the Charleston Messenger, before I finally settled in Pennsylvania as an editor at The Philadelphia Daily Standard.

3. If you have a family, how do you get along with them? If you don’t, are there people in your life that you consider family? How do you get along with them?

I have a wife, Anne, and three children, though my son, Robert, died at Antietam. My twin girls, Fleur and Belle, are divided in their opinions of me. I also have family still in Charleston, both blood relations, who are upset by my continued commentary on the conflict, and chosen family who are decidedly warmer. It is difficult to know how they fare as the war draws closer.

4. What’s the one thing you’re afraid of losing? Why?

Once, I would have said “the ability to write,” and given current circumstances, I suppose I am expected to say “my life,” but in truth, I fear very little anymore. Once a man has faced his death and rebirth, there is little more to frighten him.

5. You’re doing intense spring cleaning. What is easy for you to throw out? What is difficult to part with, and why?

It would be difficult for me to part with the family heirlooms in my keeping, and impossible to discard my years’ worth of journals. Everything else is window dressing, easily replaceable.

6. Do you have a secret? If so, who do you need to keep the secret from and why?

After years as a newspaper reporter, I can say one thing with surety: If one means to keep a secret, one does not speak of it to anyone.

7. What makes you laugh out loud? What makes you cry?

I find my own legend heartily amusing fiction. As for tears, newsmen don’t cry.

8. It’s Sunday morning. What are you doing? Give details.

I read the newspaper each morning before daybreak. Once, I attended church every Sunday, first with my parents and then with my wife, but it has been several years since the last time I attended. I have been known, on occasion, to make an appearance at the Free Quaker Meetinghouse on a First Day morning, but I do not make a habit of it. The best Sundays—the best days—are spent writing.

9. Has anyone broken your heart? Who was she?

My daughter, Belle.

10. What’s the one thing you want out of life that you don’t think you can have? Why can’t you have it?

I will never have another chance at romantic love—I mean, just look at me! Though I cannot say I will miss it. My mistress has always been my pen, and she, at least, has never failed me.


Be sure to come back to learn more about Mari’s novel, BLIND TRIBUTE, on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.


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10 Responses to **Author Peek** Interview with Mari Anne Christie’s BLIND TRIBUTE Character, Palmer Harrold Wentworth III

  1. Samantha McFarland says:

    Sounds pretty interesting…I like the interview style and answers.

  2. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Mari, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Thanks for allowing me to interview your character today. Palmer sounds like a man of principle. I’m with Palmer! The hardest thing for me to give up would be my writing, my stories. Thanks for sharing with us today!

    • Thank you for having me (and Harry)! I love doing your blog, and this one was exceptionally fun to write. 🙂 And yes, he is a man of principle. Not always *intelligent* principle, but ethics in spades. 😉

  3. I enjoy the character interviews because they shed light on the author’s thinking developing the story. Thanks, Karen and Mari.

    • I like doing character interviews, too. I almost always learn something new about a character, even if I have been living in his or her head for years. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  4. Thanks for hosting Mari today Karen. 🙂 Harry is an interesting character with a lot of depth.

  5. Eileen AW says:

    Sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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