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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’s your best quality?

A. I'm told by reliable sources that my best quality is that I sometimes go away.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. My favorite pet pea is the Fruit of the Loom pea in his green felt costume. I love those guys!

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

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

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. They change all the time, but: TV on the Radio "Wolf Like Me," Dandy Warhols' "Mis Amigos," A.R. Rahman's "Chaiyya Chaiyya." Lou Reed's "Perfect Day," and Aretha Franklin's "Say a Little Prayer."

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