Marta Acosta

Marta Acosta received a degree in English literature and creative writing from Stanford University. She is a regular contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle and the Contra Costa Newspapers. Her debut novel, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, was a Book Sense Pick.

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Happy Hour at Casa Dracula

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Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Benjamin Franklin, because I've beeen shocked by electricity, too.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. This is a question for beauty contestants, isn't it, and I'm supposed to say world peace. However, if that's not possible, then I'd be thrilled with a cup holder for my car. I frequently yearn for a latte, but all attempts to transport one from the cafe to my home have proved disastrous. I also have ideas about cloning my dead dog. I saw part of that Stephen King movie about the dog that comes back to life, so I'm apprehensive about trying the U-Kan-Clone! kit that I bought from an infomercial. What was the question again?

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I asked my husband, but he doesn't recall.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire my husband for his ability to go into a fugue state when I begin to speak.

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