Interview with Maria Celeste ArrarasOctober, 2009
SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
MA: An intense rollercoaster I would ride again and again.
SS: What is your motto or maxim?
MA: Make Your Life Prime Time!
Questions About Books and Writing
SS: What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
MA: Ficciones by Borges,100 years
of Solitude and Love in Times of Cholera by Garcia Marquez,
The Little Prince,St Exupery,Paola by Isabel Allende
SS: Is there a book you love to reread?
MA: The Little Prince
SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
MA: Write down anything that comes to mind,anytime,anywhere
SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
MA: With a full time job as a television host and managing editor of your own show and being a single mother with three kids under 11-when do you find time to write?
SS: What is your birthdate?
SS: What were your previous occupations?
MA: I worked in advertising as a copywrtiter and an account executive before getting my first job as a broadcast journalist
SS: What was/is your favorite job?
MA: The one I have as a journalist
SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?
MA: I went to an all girls high school in my native Puerto Rico and I graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans.
SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
MA: I like rock,opera,brazilian music and I think Shakira is the most complete music artist today
SS: What is your favorite movie?
SS: What is your favorite television show?
MA: I like Dexter and I love the Discovery and History channels in general
What Readers want to know...
SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?
MA: As a particular perception of reality
SS: What’s your greatest fear?
SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
MA: In the Masai Mara,in Kenya
SS: Which living person do you most admire?
MA: Bill Gates for his generosity and intellect
SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?
MA: "Beautiful!" and " Al rojo vivo"
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