Author Revealed

About Robin Mastro

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 7/27

Q. Previous occupations

A. Teacher, and I've been self-employed for the last 30 years.

Q. Favorite job

A. Event planning for the Vice President of Stanford University.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Menlo-Atherton HS and graduated from Woodside HS in Woodside, CA. I went to Mills College for undergrad and Antioch University for graduate.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Stevie Winwood

Q. Favorite movie

A. Love Actually

Q. Favorite television show

A. Lie To Me

Revealing Questions

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

A. Busy, Fulfilling, Eventful, Blessed, Promising, Fun, Happy, Loving

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep your attention on your intention.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I don't think there's perfection; that's why we're here.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Tsunamis.

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

A. At the Four Seasons Resort in Wailia.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I didn't pursue my singing.

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

A. To play multiple instruments.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My daughter.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Wanting people to like me.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My sense of ridiculous.

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

A. If I could 100% authentic at all times, that would be cool.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My eyes.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Witch of the West.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Bad drivers.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Being a torch singer in the downstairs bar at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco.

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

A. Forgiveness, Compassion, and Integrity.

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

A. Cookies.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Till There Was You", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Happy Birthday", "Handle's Water Music", "Respect"

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Sue Monk Kidd, Harper Lee, Jane Austen, Dali Lama, Ekhart Tole

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

A. "The Power of Now", "The Secret Life of Bees", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Pride and Prejudice", "The Source"

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. I love my own.

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

A. The book is only the beginning.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?