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 are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I asked my husband, but he doesn't recall.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire my husband for his ability to go into a fugue state when I begin to speak.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. It would have to be Fanny Price from "Mansfield Park," because she never takes advantage of her fabulous name.

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

A. Sense of humor, intelligence, and understanding the importance of cars with cup holders.

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