Melissa Anelli

Melissa Anelli has been reporting on the Harry Potter phenomenon since 2001. As the webmistress of the Leaky Cauldron (www.leakynews.com), she has written and spoken for Harry Potter fans in media outlets worldwide. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2001 and spent several years as a daily news reporter and features writer in New York City. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her ferocious cat, Moochka. For more visit www.harryahistory.com.
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Melissa Anelli Reveals Her Most Noticeable Trait

Melissa Anelli describes the trait she thinks is most noticeable about herself.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never do anything out of fear.

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

A. Um, hi, chocolate. I'd be a very happy 600 pounds.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Hairspray's "You Can't Stop the Beat," Sondheim's "Finishing the Hat," and the rest are changeable depending on time of day and mood.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Again, my passionate nature betrays me often.

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

A. Is the obvious answer Shakespeare? I think he's pretty much a given. He and Jesus are gimmes. To each of them I'd say, "How?"

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