BLOG TOUR - Interview with Seth from Kirsten Fichter's DIAMOND!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hey everyone!  Today, I'm sharing the awesome interview opportunity I just had -- to chat with Kirsten Fichter's own Seth Stendahl, a character in her newly released Rapunzel retelling, Diamond.  It's a super fun interview, so let's get to it!

Hello Seth!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today to chat with us.  

Hello, Michaela and her blog! It is of much happy that I am your guest this day, but I think of it a great shame that you speak not of the blessed Trothen tongue. I will do of my best to speak of the clear in your tongue… I mean, to clear of the tongue… I wish that you understand of me and my words. Your tongue is hard.

So, I hear you enjoy a bit of alchemy.  What's your favorite aspect of being an alchemist?

I love of the creation. I love to see of the chemicals making something new. It is much of a mystery at the times what chemicals can create, and I love to find of the mysteries. It is the hope of mine that I will create of the chemicals something good to help people. My sisters understand not how my alchemy works, and I do as well love to know something they do not.

Can you explain a little bit about when you were locked up in an old watchtower?  Sounds scary!

It was, as you say, scary! I do not know of how I came there. I woke of myself there without another person, and my leg was much broke. The pain was of greatness, but I can not leave. I am thankful of the rescue since there are bad men trying of to find me and my head.

What was it like growing up with so many sisters?

Yes, I have of six sisters. They are much in the follow of me, so I must be in careful of my words because they will read of this all and jump of me in my sleep. I enjoy of my sisters, even though they enjoy of wrestling me and trying to be of smarter in everything. They can all defeat of me by the sword and that is why I look to be of smarter than they in alchemy. It is of great fun.

Can you tell us a bit about what it was like to meet Diamond for the first time?

 She is much of the quiet. Not like my sisters. And she was much scared of me, though I do not understand of why. I guess she is of a mystery like my alchemy.

What's your favorite -- or least favorite! -- part of learning the Rohesian language?  

 It is least favorite to speak. I mean, I enjoy not speaking of the tongue. It is much hard. But you guess of that by my words here. I am of sorry that I stumble much. You need of to learn the blessed Trothen tongue. It is much of easy. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, Seth!  

What a fun interview this was!  I can't wait to read more about him in Kirsten Fichter's Diamond, a Rapunzel retelling that just happens to be releasing May 13th...which is TODAY! 

This time, Rapunzel's not the one stuck in the tower, but the secrets he brings with him may cost her own life. 
Diamond leads a quiet life with the woman she calls Mother. There isn't much to pass the time save for excursions in the forest and one-sided conversations with her pet rabbit, Hobie. Men are cruel beings who care only for themselves and must be avoided at any cost. After all, Diamond's own father gambled her away once. What other terrible fates might await her if people knew she existed?

Seth Stendahl is an alchemist with a middling proficiency in the Rohesian tongue. After growing up with and surviving six sisters, there shouldn't be anything too difficult for him to master - except maybe breaking his leg and being locked in the top of a ruined watchtower.  

This is Rapunzel with a twist like you've never seen it before.  

Once Upon a Twist #3 


Explore the rest of the series HERE 


Kirsten Fichter is a twenty-something Christian writer who loves being the wife to her favorite person ever, mommy to two precious beings, a piano enthusiast, a dragon buff, a serious bookworm, and an INFP synesthete.  Fairytales have always fascinated her, and she has made it her goal to rewrite as many as possible and become known as the "Grimm Dickens" (i.e. mixing Grimm fairytales with a Dickens style).  Diamond: A Rapunzel Story is her third published fairytale retelling. You can find out more about her on her blog, A Synesthete Writer. 

Will you be picking up a copy of Diamond?  Did you enjoy the interview with Seth? 
Stay tuned tomorrow for my second post in this tour -- a review of Kendra E. Ardnek's Rapunzel retelling, Misfortune! See you then! 


  1. Thank you for having Seth here for the interview! He enjoyed it immensely (of course, he's always happy for a chance to talk about his alchemy *winks*).

    1. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share this interview!

  2. Oh my word, I love Seth already!

    1. Same here! I already like his character haha.