Author Revealed

About Rhonda Pollero

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 7/29

Q. Previous occupations

A. Paralegal, Victim Witness Advocate, Radio Voice Overs

Q. Favorite job

A. Doing estates and trusts work. All my clients were happy getting inheritances

Q. High school and/or college

A. University of Maryland - Fear the Turtle

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Frank Sinatra

Q. Favorite movie

A. Gone With the Wind

Q. Favorite television show

A. Toss up - Criminal Minds but I miss The West Wing

Revealing Questions

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

A. Life is a juggling act

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A high anxiety level is the author's normal condition - Julian Barnes

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness is getting to a place in your life when you're doing what you want rather than what other people expect of you. Finding a balance between work, life and family is key to perfect happiness.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Failure - I have A student mentality, so I have a huge fear of doing anything wrong

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

A. As boring as it sounds - right here at home. T he beach is a 1/2 mile away and the weather in FL is perfect year-round

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Helen Keller - she was all about skill acquisition

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Caroline Kennedy - she has class, brains and a sense of duty

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Seriously? Yep, that seems to be the answer prefacing every comment or question.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. My stint as a dancing ketchup bottle outside a grocery store - can you say humiliation?

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

A. I'd learn to play piano. I can't carry a tune but I adore a good piano bar.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Selling my first book after 10 years of rejection.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm a perfectionist. Nothing ever feels finished.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm prompt to a fault. If I'm 5 minutes early, I'm all about quick turn around

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

A. I think I'd be a house cat, they seem to have life figured out.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My sense of humor

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Katie Scarlett O'Hara - she always went after what she wanted, sometimes not in the best way though

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dexter Morgan - talk about a complex, likeable villain!

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

A. Jackie Kennedy - I'd love to know how she dealt with such loss with grace and dignity as well as a less-than-perfect marriage to a very public figure.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Automated phone systems. I want a human!

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

A. I loved being a paralegal. None of the pressure of being an attorney

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. To be a chef. I love creating great food.

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

A. Sense of humor, sense of community responsibility, empathy for others.

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

A. Tuna basil rolls from The Food Shack in Jupiter, Florida - it's my death row meal

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Ave Maria, Respect, New York, New York, It's a Hard Knock Life, Friends

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