Author Revealed

About Margo Candela

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 8/15

Q. Previous occupations

A. Freelance writer for magazines and websites, hamburger flipper, and harried office assistant.

Q. Favorite job

A. Fiction writer.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Los Angeles and San Francisco, public all the way.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Bach.

Q. Favorite movie

A. Harold and Maude

Q. Favorite television show

A. Flight of the Conchords.

Revealing Questions

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

A. Hopeful, Quiet, Funny, Interesting, Different, Lucky, Surprising, Creative.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. When in doubt wear black, sit near an exit or order the chicken.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. An afternoon in bed when it's not too cold or too hot with a stack of books and magazines and clear reception on the radio.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Sharks infected with strep throat.

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

A. Paris.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The 16th century scullery maid who went unnoticed.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Reyna Grande author of Across One Hundred Moutains.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Get out of my office.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Picking the clarinet instead of the cello in 7th grade music class.

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

A. To play the cello.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Turning my kid into a reader.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Not doing enough.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My sense of humor.

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

A. An elephant.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My sense of humor.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Milo from The Phantom Tollbooth

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Duck!

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Rudeness.

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

A. Reading.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Baker.

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

A. sense of humor, a solid work ethic

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

A. My mother's cooking.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Linger by the Cranberries, All Apologies by Nirvana, This Is The Day, by The The, Just Like Honey by The Jesus and Mary Chain and So Alive by Love and Rockets