What is the best thing that I love about my work? Inspiring and helping another person’s life to reach their goals. Creativity, smells and colors.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness is living fullness, passionately surrounded with the human beings you love.
What is my greatest fear? To leave this world empty, without touching some hearts, without loving.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Perfectionism, anxiety, desperation.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Successful writers, not necessarily famous, but profound.
What is my greatest extravagance? Being myself.
On what occasion would I lie? To protect my kids.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Routine
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I launched my first autobiographical novel “Hunger”.
If I could, what would I change about myself? Nothing, I am happy with my imperfections
What is my greatest achievement in work? Being an independent writer and having published my books with my own resources
Where would I most like to live? Close to the beach
What is my most treasured possession? My children
What is my most marked characteristic? Being direct and totally honest
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The Historical Downtown
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? San Angel Inn Restaurant
What books influenced my life and how? “La Sombra del Viento” Carlos Ruíz Zafón, “El Principito” Antoine d Exupery, “The Black Cat” Edgar Allan Poe, “Laberinto de la Soledad” Octavio Paz, ”Ficciones” Jorge Luis Borges.
Who are my favorite writers? Isabel Allende, Borges, J.K. Rowling
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? 80s Hits
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Wonder Woman
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My parents
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? Cinema Paradiso
What role plays art in my life and work? Inspiration
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My family
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? Third part of “The Children of the Sun” and second part of “The Millionaires of Christ”.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? International Book Fair of Guadalajara #FIL
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion is the most important thing in life to me
How can you contact me? Through my web page: www.elenaarreguin.com
Channel: “Las Tías”