Glimmer Character Interview: Marshall

It's no secret that I read AND LOVED Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis.

And now I get to interview the main squeeze of the novel, Marshall. Let's roll.

Some might label you as a bit of a social outcast. How does that affect your relationship with Elyse?

I’d like to say it doesn’t matter, but when people ignore you and you don’t belong anywhere, it sucks. I know it’s not her fault, but sometimes I’m angry at Elyse for belonging.

Having been home-schooled your whole life, the closest friends you have are your parents. How are you most like your dad, and how are you most like your mom?

I wish I’d inherited my dad’s loyalty. But I hate to say it—I’m way more like my mom, in almost every way. Including some pretty bad ways. She was always a risk-taker, especially when it came to dark magic. I’m terrified that’ll get me into serious trouble, like it did her.

Admittedly, it is one spooky little town - but what do you like most about Summer Falls?

Hey, I’m glad you asked, because Summer Falls is an amazing place, despite its creepiness. Those clear fresh mountain pools and the rugged, steep trails leading up to the waterfall are second to none. Plus, I swear the sunshine in Summer Falls is brighter than anywhere else I’ve been to.

Without giving anything away, how did you find the courage to do the crazy and life-threatening tasks that cropped up along the way?

I wish I knew. Thanks for calling it courage—not sure if that’s the right word, though. Most of what I did was instinctive, to try to keep Elyse safe… even though she gave me all kinds of cr** about playing the white knight, and how she doesn’t need some DUDE to rescue her, etc. Have I mentioned that Elyse is a pain in the butt? :-P It’s one of her finest qualities.

For those wishing to come and visit Summer Falls, what advice do you have for them?

Tell the people you love where you are… set up a safe call… and never stay more than one weekend.
Oh—and if you’ve had a lot of really hard stuff happen to you in life, consider going to Hawaii instead. Trust me.

Thanks for stopping by, Marshall!

To read my thoughts on Glimmer, click here.
To check the future stops on the Glimmer tour, click here.

Thanks to Phoebe for arranging this chatty chat with Marshall and thanks to The Teen Book Scene for including me on the tour!


Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

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