Interview with Robin Mastro

October, 2009
Robin Mastro

Quick Start


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

RM: Busy, Fulfilling, Eventful, Blessed, Promising, Fun, Happy, Loving

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

RM: Keep your attention on your intention.


What Readers want to know...


SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

RM: I don't think there's perfection; that's why we're here.

SS: What’s your greatest fear?

RM: Tsunamis.

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

RM: At the Four Seasons Resort in Wailia.

SS: What do you regret most?

RM: That I didn't pursue my singing.

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

RM: To play multiple instruments.

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

RM: My daughter.

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

RM: Wanting people to like me.

SS: What’s your best quality?

RM: My sense of ridiculous.

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

RM: If I could 100% authentic at all times, that would be cool.

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

RM: My eyes.

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

RM: Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

RM: The Witch of the West.

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

RM: Bad drivers.

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

RM: Being a torch singer in the downstairs bar at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco.

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

RM: Forgiveness, Compassion, and Integrity.

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

RM: Cookies.

SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?

RM: "Till There Was You", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Happy Birthday", "Handle's Water Music", "Respect"


Questions About Books and Writing


SS: Who are your favorite authors?

RM: Sue Monk Kidd, Harper Lee, Jane Austen, Dali Lama, Ekhart Tole

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

RM: "The Power of Now", "The Secret Life of Bees", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Pride and Prejudice", "The Source"

SS: Is there a book you love to reread?

RM: I love my own.

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

RM: The book is only the beginning.

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

RM: "I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!"


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

RM: 7/27

SS: What were your previous occupations?

RM: Teacher, and I've been self-employed for the last 30 years.

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

RM: Event planning for the Vice President of Stanford University.

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

RM: Menlo-Atherton HS and graduated from Woodside HS in Woodside, CA. I went to Mills College for undergrad and Antioch University for graduate.

SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

RM: Stevie Winwood

SS: What is your favorite movie?

RM: Love Actually

SS: What is your favorite television show?

RM: Lie To Me

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