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

A. Just one? Speaking Esperanto, in case we achieve world peace and want to communicate with a common language.

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 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.

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

A. My words and I frequently do.

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