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Persimmony Glitchet
Persimmony Glitchet
Gender Male
Animal Cat
Job Author
Cartoon debut "Fern and Persimmony Glitchet"
Voiced by Philip Lemaistre

Persimmony Glitchet is the pen name of one of Fern Walters' favorite authors and the writer of Horrendously Horrible Happenings. "Due to the dangerous nature of his research", he is constantly traveling and his chauffeur, Max Wheeler, answers all of the letters sent to him by fans, unless the letter is very important, such as Fern's. In "Fern and Persimmony Glitchet", he replies to the letters sent by Fern. His real name is never revealed, and he is very secretive about it. For example, his chauffeur goes to his book signings instead of him.

The address given in the back of his books to write to him is P. Box 413 Dead End Borrough.

The show does not reveal how much of Persimmony Glitchet's adventurous life is a publicity stunt and how much is Fern's imagination. Given Arthur's fairly realistic tone, an author of children's books is unlikely to actually be on the run.


"Dear Mr. Glitchet,

I really like your Horrendously Horrible books. I know that you must get lots of letters, and that it's hard to answer all of them. My other favorite writers are Mary Shelley, and Agatha Christie, But since they're dead, I can't write to them and expect an answer. I'm writing to you because I hope to become a professional writer like you someday. I would appreciate any advice that you have for me.


Fern Walters"

He/His chauffeur answered it and sent it back to Fern. But of course it was written in invisible ink. This was the response:

"Extenuating circumstances force me to be brief.. If you want to be a writer, I recommend three things.

  1. Read !
  2. (which is far more dreadful) Write and perhaps rewrite!
  3. Look for opportunities to publish what you write.

This can be especially dangerous which is why I recommend that you never use your real name.

Best of luck,

Persimmony Glitchet"


  • He is a parody of the author Lemony Snicket.
  • The white bow on his hat is similar to Fern's hair bow.
  • Horrendously Horrible Happenings is a parody of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events books.