Meet the author Martha Teichner
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Correspondent Martha Teichner from the stories she shares on CBS Sunday Morning. But did you also know she owns a home in Charleston and held her popular “Conversations with…” series for the Spoleto Festival USA for two decades? Now add NY Times Bestseller to her accolades, with her new book When Harry Met Minnie. Teichner took a break from preparing a script for CBS Sunday Morning to speak with Carolina Tails about her book that tells the story of her efforts to save a Bull Terrier whose owner learns she’s dying of cancer.
Carolina Tails: What motivated you to write When Harry Met Minnie?
Martha Teichner: Well, I really, really, really didn’t want the story to end. It felt so important, and so special, and so dear to me, that I thought if I wrote the book, it would keep going. I felt that Carol [Harry’s owner] and Harry, and then later Minnie [Martha’s dog] deserved legacies. They deserved to be remembered.
Carolina Tails: Absolutely. And what a tribute for both of the dogs. Both Harry and Minnie are Bull Terriers. What is it about Bull Terriers with you? Everyone’s going to want to know.
Martha Teichner: They’re eccentric. They’re characters. They’re stubborn. They’re smart, too smart for their own good. They’re complicated, they are like interesting people. They don’t just sort of lie around being dogs. They express themselves in no uncertain terms. And…