Marta Acosta

Marta Acosta received a degree in English literature and creative writing from Stanford University. She is a regular contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle and the Contra Costa Newspapers. Her debut novel, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, was a Book Sense Pick.

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Happy Hour at Casa Dracula

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Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. My favorite pet pea is the Fruit of the Loom pea in his green felt costume. I love those guys!

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

A. London, even though they have that werewolf problem.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. They change all the time, but: TV on the Radio "Wolf Like Me," Dandy Warhols' "Mis Amigos," A.R. Rahman's "Chaiyya Chaiyya." Lou Reed's "Perfect Day," and Aretha Franklin's "Say a Little Prayer."

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Oh, it would have to be Fanny Price in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, because everyone is always saying, 'My darling Fanny!' and "My sweet Fanny" to her.

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