Interview with Linda Nieves-Powell

October, 2009
Linda Nieves-Powell

Quick Start


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?

LN: Awesome

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?

LN: Mess

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?

LN: Grits

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

LN: Immaturity

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

LN: Filmmaking

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


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

LN: 12/1

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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