What is your name?
Marilyn Dalla Valle
What is the name of the book or series you’re promoting?
Two Headed Snake of Key West, the third in the Liz Adams Mystery series
Where were you born and where do you call home?
What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 50 or less words, what would you say?
Two Headed Snake of Key West is a murder mystery in which greed, power and jealousy thwart a cruising couple’s attempts to prove their friend’s innocence.
Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
I have plans to write the fourth in the Liz Adams mysteries. Currently, I am deciding on the location.
What books have influenced your writing?
The Psychic Pathway, The Artists Way, Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes books
What are you currently reading?
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
Is there an author you would really like to meet?
Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?
Are you a self published (Indie) author?
What book would you like to read again?
The Psychic Pathway
Is there a movie you prefer over the book version?
Do you have any advise for other writers?
Write if you have the passion and story to tell.
Do you write under a pen name?
Do you have a nickname?
Do you ever write in your PJ’s?
What are your pet peeves?
Incorrect grammar, incorrectly set table, rude people.
Any pets that you would like to tell us about, share a picture?
Randy, 2 year old Sheltie.
White wine or red?
Cabernet in Winter. Chardonnay in Summer.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee in the AM, loose herbal tea in the evening.
Toilet paper over or under?
under unless the pattern is over.
Glass half full or half empty?
What is your favorite meal?
Meatloaf, butternut squash, mashed potatoes.
Place that you would most like to visit?
One of your favorite quotes.
If you give a man a fish, he eats for one day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.
Name 5 favorite movies. Why?
Sorry, do not watch many movies.
Name 5 favorite books. Why?
Bible- Gives one a foundation of faith. The Psychic Pathway- Teaches one to listen to their inner voice. The Artists Way- Encourage one to listen to their inner child and be creative. Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose: A Channeled Guide to Why You Are Here. It teaches one how to live. The Secret- It teaches one to believe.
Are you a morning or night person?
If you could be a pair of jeans what style would you be? Why?
I wouldn’t want to be a pair of jeans. I’d rather be a sequins dress because I would sparkle and have fun.
You have multiple personalities, describe one of them.
I am a child at heart who likes to tap dance, play with the dog and ride a bicycle.
What are your favorite hobbies?
Boating, reading, dancing, walking, playing with the dog.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
No. I believe in attraction at first sight, but love takes time to know the individual.
Does Prince Charming exist?
Mine does. We’ve been together 47 years, married for 45.
List five adjectives to describe yourself.
I am loving, loyal, playful, compassionate and have a strong work ethic.
Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.
Certain things have to be even or centered, i.e. towels in the bathroom, candlesticks on the table, tray in the toaster oven.
If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, comedy, romatic-comedy, action film or science fiction?
Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter? Please share why.
Summer, my ideal temperature is 82 – 85 degrees.
What’s your favorite material object that you already own?
I do not put much stock in material objects except sentimental gifts from family and friends.
What item, that you don’t have already, would you most like to own?
A house on the shore.
Favorite place to eat?
The Village in Litchfield, CT.
Favorite meal at favorite restaurant?
What’s your favorite thing to do in the summer? fall? winter? spring?
if you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why?
Switzerland, my fahter’s birthplace.
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
An awesome journey.
What’s your favorite Christmas memory?
When I was in eighth grade, my parents gave me silver, high heeled tap shoes.
How many handbags or pair of shoes do you own?
One handbag. I hate to change purses.
When people look at me, they would never gues that I…
…like to shoot.
What is your best scar? Tell the story of how you got it.
Scar on my knee. I cut my knee to the bone when I jumped off a dock onto a rock.
You win a million dollars, but you have to give half to a charity. Which charity do you pick, and what do you do with the rest of the money?
I give the money to the American Cancer Society and save the rest until I prioritize what I need and/or want.
If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
Be a clown.
Describe your dream wedding where money is no option.
I used to be a wedding photographer. My dream wedding would be on a beach with close friends and family. A huge production would not interest me.
If you were a spy what would your alias be?
It would be my real name. If I were good, no one would suspect I was a spy.
If someone rented a billboard for you, what would you put on it?
Photos of my three books.
What’s your favorite sport?
If you had to be a teacher of something, what would you teach?
Writing, photography, dancing.
What punctuation mark best describes your personality? Why?
! I like to make noise and speak with enthusiasm.
What was the first care you drove?
1958 Chevy Bel-air
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
Watch over my children and grandchildren.
If you had to be a flower, which one would you be and why?
Daisy, they are sunny and unassuming.
Where can readers stalk you?
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marilyn.dallavalle
Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6896041.Marilyn_Dalla_Valle?from_search=true