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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Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I don't have one yet, but I hope to clone non-psychopathic dogs and be the world's first Esperanto talk show host.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. It would have to be Fanny Price from "Mansfield Park," because she never takes advantage of her fabulous name.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. It goes without saying that my greatest fears are having a hot latte spill while I'm driving and unleashing a pack of rabid cloned dogs upon the world.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. My fantasy profession is being a successful writer. It's a remarkably vivid fantasy --- I even imagine that my novels are on bookshelves. I'm considering stalking myself, but I don't know if I really can commit the time and effort.

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