Interview with Pete CerquaOctober, 2009
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?
SS: What’s your best quality?
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?
SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?
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?
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
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?
SS: What is your favorite television show?
PC: The West Wing
SS: What is your birthdate?
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