Hello people!!! This is an interview I did with an amazing friend of mine, who happens to be a published author!! Her name is Maria Capozzoli and here is our interview. Done on June 10th 2011 by text message.
Me- How old were you when your love for The Golden Girls started?
MC- I was 13
Me- What did you think of it at first?
MC- I wasn’t fond of it because I did not understand it, nor did I see the point of the show.
Me- In our friendship, we’ve both shared a love for Rue “Blanche” McClanahan. What drew you to her more than the other women?
MC- There was something about Rue that set her aside from the others. She came across the screen as strong, bold, and daring women; and I liked that. It was as if I had already knew her.
Me- What is your favorite thing about Rue?
MC- That’s a tough question, but I’d have to say her strength. Over the years, she went through a lot and she never gave up or lost hope right until the end.
Me- How did you come up with the idea to write a book about your love for the show?
MC- You know, I’ve always wanted to do something big in my life and to be known for something. So when I decided to write the book, I said to myself “write what you know a lot about. The Golden Girls.’
Me- What did your family and friends think about you doing this?
MC- They were very supportive. They thought it was great. I mean, no high schooler is thinking about writing a book!
Me- Did you ever think about giving up?
MC- Yes. Many, many times; but I got through it! Thankfully, or else we wouldn’t have met!
Me- True! Very true! So what kept you going? What made you think “I can do it!”?
MC- Like I said I wanted to do something big in my life and this was it. I wanted to prove that I could do it; and lastly I did it for the Girls.
Me- Around how long did it take you to do everything?
MC- It took me 2 years for everything, but we are coming to an end of a long tunnel and I’m happy to see the light.
Me- Did you ever thing growing up that you would fall in love with a show like this and end up an author because of it?
MC- Never, The future is a complete mystery and I’m glad mine has something great in store for me.
Me- Do you plan on writing more books?
MC- I would love to write a biography on all the Girls and a book about the 1970s sitcom “Maude”, but for now I’ll take a little, well deserved rest!
Me- Amen to that! What is your dream for this book?
MC- I would have loved for Rue and the other late actresses to have seen it. My goal now is to have Betty White see it. I think she would like it. That is my only wish for this book.
Me- I must say, I commend you for doing this. It’s hard enough trying to write a book, but writing one when your a busy fifteen year old! That is an amazing feat for which I applaud you.
MC- I know it was hard, but I managed to get through it to see the final result; and thank you for allowing me to be apart of this amazing opportunity.
Me- Thank you.
You can buy Maria’s book “My Life as A Teenage Golden Girls Fan” now online and you can find her on Facebook to get updates on her book and to where you can buy your copy.
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