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. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. This is a question for beauty contestants, isn't it, and I'm supposed to say world peace. However, if that's not possible, then I'd be thrilled with a cup holder for my car. I frequently yearn for a latte, but all attempts to transport one from the cafe to my home have proved disastrous. I also have ideas about cloning my dead dog. I saw part of that Stephen King movie about the dog that comes back to life, so I'm apprehensive about trying the U-Kan-Clone! kit that I bought from an infomercial. What was the question again?

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I don't have one yet, but I hope to clone non-psychopathic dogs and be the world's first Esperanto talk show host.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. You'd have to buy me a drink first to find out, and then I'd lie.

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."

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