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Author Revealed

About Pete Cerqua

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 6/19

Q. Previous occupations

A. Baccarat Dealer at Caesar's Atlantic City and Chippendales in New York City (yes, you read the second one correctly)

Q. Favorite job

A. Personal Training

Q. High school and/or college

A. Abington Heights in Clarks Summit, PA

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Van Halen

Q. Favorite movie

A. Ironman

Q. Favorite television show

A. The West Wing

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. A journey pushing the limit in every way

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Every second counts

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Watching my son laugh so hard that I have to remind him to breathe.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Extended term limits for our last President

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

A. On a cruise

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. According to my clients - Marquis de Sade

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My Dad

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. It's Muscle Time!

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Saying yes when I should have said "no"

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

A. Classical pianist

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My sons

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Kindness

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Kindness

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Tony Stark

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Loyalty

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Superman

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Joker

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

A. Jesus Christ. What took you so long?

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. A glass being too close to the edge of the table

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Personal Training

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'm doing it - becoming an author is a dream come true

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Loyalty, trust and enthusiasm

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

A. Cookies

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. 1. Beautiful Girls - Van Halen, 2. Hotel California - Eagles, 3. Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin, 4. China Grove - The Doobie Brothers, 5. Jet Airliner - Steve Miller

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Wayne Westcott Ellington Darden Arthur Jones Mike Mentzer

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Nutrition Almanac Pumping Iron The Inflammation Free Diet Plan Building Strength and Stamina The New High Intensity Training

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Nutrition Almanac

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Be yourself - that's where your best work will come from

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. The book has your voice as if you were talking to me

Q. How did you come to write The 90-Second Fitness Solution?

A. When I moved to NYC in 1988 to work as a personal trainer, my female clients made a list of specific demands... They didn't want to sweat or spend too much time exercising and most of all, if I made them bulky I would get fired. From these demands came the time efficient, no sweat, result producing program that lies in between the pages of this book.

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