Charles Martin Visits Providence
For almost 45 minutes Martin presented to Seniors his passion and process for writing. Students asked some intriguing questions and he was very candid about how he found inspiration for his stories, character development, and research conducted for the book which included traveling to Key West and up the entire coast of Florida by boat. Most will agree that once you pick up and start reading a Charles Martin novel, you cannot put it down. His stories touch the heart and soul of his readers and are especially relevant to those who love and have lived in the South.
In 2017, a major motion picture was made about his novel, “The Mountain Between Us,” which starred Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. Martin shared a little about meeting the two celebrities who portrayed the characters, Ashley Knox and Ben Payne, in the book. Martin also gave the Seniors something to look forward to, two more novels, as The Water Keeper is the first novel of a trilogy with two more novels in the works.