Author Revealed

About Carrie Arcos

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 10/1

Q. Previous occupations

A. nanny, food server, tutor, immigration and refugee worker, camp director...

Q. Favorite job

A. Getting to teach and write is awesome. Love doing both

Q. High school and/or college

A. Temecula Valley High School

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. The National

Q. Favorite movie

A. Say Anything

Q. Favorite television show

A. In the past, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At the moment, Castle.

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Creative chaos

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be a voice of hope

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The day I'll be able to look back and hear, "Well done, well done..."

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Being alone with nothing to do. And spiders, always spiders.

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

A. In New Zealand at a cafe drinking a Flat White

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My Mom. No really. She's a wonderful example of how to be comfortable in one's skin no matter the situation.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Just

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Any time I've lacked the courage to try something new

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Becoming a professional dancer

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Having kids

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I can be pretty stubborn

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. loyalty

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A cheetah to feel what it's like to be that fast

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm short, 5'2" people always seem to find this amusing

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Buffy

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Ben Linus

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When people don't use their turn signals

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Teaching

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Writing, love, love, love that I get to do this

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, kindness, sense of humor

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

A. Black licorice

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. At this point: "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley, "Crash into Me" by The Dave Matthews Band, "Poison and Wine" by The Civil Wars,"Girl from North County" by Bob Dylan, "With or Without You" by U2

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Ray BradburyCynthia OzickKurt VonnegutToni MorrisonErnest HemingwayLowis LowryOrson Scott Card

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. The Giving TreeThe RoadMy Name is Asher LevThe AlchemistThe Great Gatsby

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. No, there are so many books I need to read that I find myself always moving forward to the next one.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Read a wide variety of work.