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Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
I was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. It was while attending middle school that I became enamored with creative writing. I had always been a bookworm, and spent most of my free time either, reading or writing poetry and short stories.
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
The greatest thing about the place I call home is having my wonderful husband, who is also my best friend, to share it with. We met a little later in life, and this makes our relationship all the more special because we both feel that we have truly found our soul mate.
- What turns you on creatively?
There are many things that get my creative juices flowing. Firstly, I have to be in a calm, peaceful environment, like my sunroom. Listening to the birds singing, and watching the butterflies dance around on our butterfly bush, makes this room a tranquil place to think, relax and write. Secondly, a great cup of coffee, of course! Last, but not least, I have a very vivid imagination, and could just be walking down the street and see something that catches my interest, and be like, “Ooh, that would be great in a story!”
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
Gosh, there are so many, but if I had to pick one, I would say, the word, “Ambitious.”
As I wonder what I shall do next, my ambitious mind screams, “Write some text!”
- What is your pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is punctuality, especially when other people, for example, a doctor’s office, or a job interviewer are late. If I have to be there on time, then so should they!
- What defines Alisa Guttadauro?
If I was to define myself, the best word would be empathetic. I have such strong emotions and feelings for others. I was bullied often as a child, and pretty much kept to myself, so I know what it feels like to be hurt and it pains me when others are hurting. I always try to be kind to everyone, even the people who are unkind because they are the ones who need it the most. Also, I enjoy being creative. Creativity and writing has been a great outlet for me, to explore my feelings, and to bring my characters to life, and if I bring a smile to someone’s face with my writing, then I’ve accomplished making more than one person happy, if even for a moment; the reader, and myself.