Today, Adria J. Cimino stops by and we learn a bit more about her- as the woman behind the book. You might remember Adria first appearing on Traveling With T as part of the cover reveal for Paris, Rue des Martyrs.
In today’s author spotlight- we’ll learn about Adria’s favorite books & her #literarycrush. Be sure and check back Thursday for the Author Interview- where Adria tells us all about Paris, Rue des Martyrs!
Author Spotlight: Adria J. Cimino
Adria, what are your Top 3 Favorite Books of all time?
Such a difficult question, but these three are always quite near the top…
The Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Master and Margarita
If you could be best friends with a character in a book, who would you pick? And why?
Idgie of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café because she is loyal, compassionate and strong.
Do you have any #literaryconfessions?
As a journalist, I interviewed John Updike — but I hadn’t read his books. Oops! To make it a little bit less embarrassing, it was a very last-minute assignment.
Do you have a #literarycrush?
Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights
What is your favorite color?
Purple, just like my mom. And now my little girl loves purple too. I think it’s hereditary!
What is your favorite opening line to a book?
It’s actually an opening paragraph so I hope this counts. From The Lover by Marguerite Duras:
One day, I was already old, in the entrance of a public place a man came up to me. He introduced himself and said, “I’ve known you for years. Everyone says you were beautiful when you were young, but I want to tell you I think you’re more beautiful now than then. Rather than your face as a young woman, I prefer your face as it is now. Ravaged.”
What is your favorite food?
Home-made pasta (made by my grandma years ago and my husband today)
*Thank you Adria for answering these questions and letting us know a bit more about you!
Adria J. Cimino lives in Paris and enjoys sharing her adventures in the city and thoughts about the writing life in her blog “Adria in Paris.”
Previously, she worked as a journalist for more than a decade at news organizations including the Associated Press and Bloomberg News.
Adria, who grew up in the sunshine, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida.
“Paris, Rue des Martyrs” is her first novel.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T