Interview with Pete Cerqua

October, 2009
Pete Cerqua

Quick Start


SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

PC: A journey pushing the limit in every way

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

PC: Every second counts


What Readers want to know...


SS: What’s your greatest fear?

PC: Extended term limits for our last President

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

PC: On a cruise

SS: With whom in history do you most identify?

PC: According to my clients - Marquis de Sade

SS: Which living person do you most admire?

PC: My Dad

SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?

PC: It's Muscle Time!

SS: What do you regret most?

PC: Saying yes when I should have said "no"

SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

PC: Classical pianist

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

PC: My sons

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

PC: Kindness

SS: What’s your best quality?

PC: Kindness

SS: If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

PC: Tony Stark

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

PC: Loyalty

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

PC: Superman

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

PC: The Joker

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

PC: Jesus Christ. What took you so long?

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

PC: A glass being too close to the edge of the table

SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

PC: Personal Training

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

PC: I'm doing it - becoming an author is a dream come true

SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

PC: Loyalty, trust and enthusiasm

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

PC: Cookies

SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?

PC: 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

SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

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


Questions About Books and Writing


SS: Who are your favorite authors?

PC: Wayne Westcott Ellington Darden Arthur Jones Mike Mentzer

SS: What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

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

SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

PC: Be yourself - that's where your best work will come from

SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

PC: The book has your voice as if you were talking to me

SS: Is there a book you love to reread?

PC: Nutrition Almanac


General Questions


SS: What were your previous occupations?

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

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

PC: Personal Training

SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?

PC: Abington Heights in Clarks Summit, PA

SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

PC: Van Halen

SS: What is your favorite movie?

PC: Ironman

SS: What is your favorite television show?

PC: The West Wing

SS: What is your birthdate?

PC: 6/19

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