Interview with Linda Nieves-PowellOctober, 2009
SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
LN: Hectic, exciting, stressful, fun, boring, impossible, full, magical
SS: What is your motto or maxim?
LN: If you don't believe in it, no one else will!
What Readers want to know...
SS: What’s your greatest fear?
LN: Dying before I'm ready to go.
SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
LN: I'd like to be everywhere!
SS: With whom in history do you most identify?
LN: Harriet Tubman
SS: Which living person do you most admire?
LN: Steve Jobs
SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?
SS: What do you regret most?
LN: That I never finished High School.
SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
LN: I'd love to feel like Mariah Carey for a day.
SS: What is your greatest achievement?
LN: The word achievement suggests finality. My greatest achievement will be discovered after my last breath.
SS: What’s your greatest flaw?
LN: I doubt myself -- constantly.
SS: What’s your best quality?
LN: I want to save the world.
SS: If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
LN: I'd be a mountain in Puerto Rico overlooking the house that my grandmother lived in a month before she passed on..
SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?
LN: Scarlett O'Hara
SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?
LN: Devil (yes, he's fictional)
SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?
SS: What’s your fantasy profession?
LN: Ballroom Dancer
SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
LN: Loyalty, Humility and Ambition
SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?
SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?
LN: Chan Chan by Buena Vista Club, Reach by Gloria Estefan, & I believe I can fly - R Kelly, Un amore por siempre by Josh Groban
SS: What is your birthdate?
SS: What were your previous occupations?
LN: Administrative Assistant
SS: What was/is your favorite job?
LN: Writing, director and producing.
SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?
LN: Curtis High School and College of Staten Island
SS: What is your favorite movie?
LN: The Way Home (Korean)
SS: What is your favorite television show?
LN: The Office
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