Elise Primavera: A Self Portrait
Elise Primavera Revealed
About Elise Primavera
What is your birthdate?:1/19
Previous occupations:I taught riding, and art.
Favorite job:teaching riding.
High school and/or college:Red Bank Catholic HS, Moore College of Art, Art Students League, National Academy School of Fine Art
Name of your favorite composer or music artist?:Cole Porter
Favorite movie:Annie Hall
Favorite television show:Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
- A. It's all about making something out of nothing.
- Q. What is your motto or maxim?
- A. Dream big!
- Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
- A. Royalties
- Q. What’s your greatest fear?
- A. A bad haircut.
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. In Hollywood having lunch with Steven Spielberg -- he's buying.
- Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
- A. Annie Oakley
- Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
- A. Where are my (insert any word, glasses, keys etc.)
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
- A. Frodo baggins
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
- A. Gollum
- Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
- A. Confucius: Hi!
- Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
- A. People who talk on their cell phones in public for all the world to hear.
- Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
- A. walking my dog, running
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. Broadway director, choreogrpher, conductor --anything to do with the theater
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. Charlotte Bronte Henry James Roald Dahl Ian McEwan John Steinbeck
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. Jane Eyre The Hobbit Portrait of a Lady Lord of the Rings East of Eden
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. Lord of the Rings
- Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
- A. Read everything you can get your hands on..
- Q. How did you come to write Louise the Big Cheese?
- A. Auntie Claus I met at the cosmetics counter at Saks in 1996 while I was living in New York City. Who wouldn't make a story after meeting a character like her? Louise the Big Cheese grew out of the idea that striving to be a big cheese is a great concept but it doesn't always translate into making one happy.