Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. writing, chocolate, my daughter, music, salsa dancing, photography
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. The weirder, the better
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. a bubble bath and a good book
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. that my dog will run off with coyotes
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Havana, Cuba walking along the seawall
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Carmen Miranda
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. heinous, unspeakable
Q. What do you regret most?
A. not keeping up with my Italian
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. singing opera
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. turning a rowdy puppy into a good citizen
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. overthinking things
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. chicken soup
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. the kid in The Phantom Tollbooth
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Voldemort from Harry Potter
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Abraham Lincoln, and I would say, "Good job!"
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. misspelling on billboards
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. trying out new spicy recipes
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. opera singer
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. honesty, honesty, and more honesty
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Manchego cheese!