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About Flo Anthony

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 3/4

Q. Previous occupations

A. I've been a journalist for the past 25 years.

Q. Favorite job

A. My radio show.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Howard University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Wynton Marsalis

Q. Favorite movie

A. This Christmas

Q. Favorite television show

A. Law & Order:SVU

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. God Fearing Loving Exciting Useful Happy Helpful Good

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. To Live Every Day As If It Was My Last

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Getting up every morning with an excited feeling about the day, wanting to make it the best that you can. Having loving family and friends, a great career, and really making an effort to do the best that you can do on a daily basis.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Fire

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In Paris on the Avenue de Montagne shopping!

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Harriet Tubman

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Hillary Rodham Clinton

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I'm hanging in there

Q. What do you regret most?

A. A foolish brush I had with the law 30 years ago

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Playing the piano better than I currently play it

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Being the first African American female in the Sports, Entertainment and Page Six departments of the New York Post

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Self doubt

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My personality

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Oprah Winfrey

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My ability to make people smile

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Lucky Santangelo - Jackie Collins books

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Royale Jones - Deadly Stuff Players

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Thomas Jefferson - Thank you for wanting to free the slaves when you wrote the Declaration of Independence, even though it didn't happen.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. My cat jumping up on my laptop while I'm working.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. My daily syndicated radio shows.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Lawyer

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, Loyalty, Ambition

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Fried chicken

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Remember The Time, Three Occasions,Hollywood, Lord, I Ain't No Ways Tired, Still Waters Run Deep

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Zane Jackie Collins Danielle Steel Eric Jerome Dickey Teri Woods Wahida Clark Fern Michaels

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Kentucky Rich Power Trip Las Vegas Heat Chasing Destiny Kentucky Heat

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. A Family Affair

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Never give up

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. How do you think those things up?

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