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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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never do anything out of fear.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Barack Obama

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

A. Singing. I'm awful.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Maui

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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