my interview at ‘this eclectic life’

When my friend, professional storyteller Shelly Kneupper Tucker of This Eclectic Life heard that I got a new gig writing Guarda! A Video Tour of Italy at Italy Magazine, she immediately asked if she could interview me on her blog to help spread the word.

She typed up some fabulous interview questions and had them to me within a day.

How great is Shelly?

So great that you need to head over there right now
and read her interview with me:

Is She Really Bleeding Espresso?

Thanks so much Shelly!

People like you bring sunshine wherever you go!

18 Beans of Wisdom to “my interview at ‘this eclectic life’”
  1. joanne at frutto della passione

    Wow, you are having a great summer! Enjoy yourself!

    joanne at frutto della passione’s last blog post..Taking some time with and for my boys

    Indeed! Hope yours is just as lovely Joanne πŸ™‚

  2. Gil

    Great interview. The lawyer joke holds more truth than people realize. You are getting so famous the next thing we know Don Imus will be pushing your new book and then you’ll be on Oprah!

    Hah, guess I should get writing that book….

  3. 08.12.2008

    Hey, and when Don Imus and Oprah push your book, remember us little guys! Thanks for doing the interview. It was fun finding questions for you, you are an interesting young woman! And, such an excellent writer!

    This Eclectic Life’s last blog post..Is She Really Bleeding Espresso?

    Shelly, your questions were so fabulous; I can’t thank you enough for doing this! And thank you for all the kind words as well πŸ™‚

  4. 08.12.2008

    Congratulations on the writing job. I will go read that interview now.

    running42k’s last blog post..Finally

    Thanks! And I hope you enjoy the interview πŸ™‚

  5. 08.12.2008

    How wonderful! I’m behind on my reading… but I’m going to get over there.

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..Summer Fun with Detroit Edison

    Thanks Jen πŸ™‚

  6. 08.12.2008

    What a lovely interview. I especially enjoyed being directed to your earlier posts and learning more about you (“I am, etc. – can’t WAIT to do it) as well as to the Legal web site, which is more timely than you can imagine. Ha. Thank you – you really seem to be right in synch with what people need/want to read – a gift.

    Fern’s last blog post..The best thing we ate this week – Tzatziki

    So glad you enjoyed Fern! Let me know when you post your “Where I’m from” poem πŸ™‚

  7. 08.12.2008

    Did you make a wish last night?
    Tomorrow morning at 2 a.m. we will be able to see the meteor showers.

    Fantastico interview.

    lucy’s last blog post..The Bee Bush

    I made two Lucy! And they say there will be more chances tonight!

  8. I always like reading about you, ‘Chelle. Hey, you know, it might be time for another quiz! Be interesting to see how much more is known now about the Artiste Formerly Known As Sognatrice…

    Will we really have more falling stars tonight?

    paul of crazy like whoa’s last blog post..This… is summer?

    So funny, I was *just* looking at that old post and wondering how much more readers knew…I think I may revise it a bit and we’ll play soon πŸ™‚

    And yes, the experts say more falling stars tonight! Get in those wish requests early πŸ˜‰

  9. 08.12.2008

    I’m so excited for you and all of the great things coming your way! Off to read the interview now.

    Kristen’s last blog post..Bad Guys & Apple Bars

    Thanks so much Kristen πŸ™‚

  10. 08.12.2008

    Read your great interview over at Shelley’s place last night and I gotta say it’s always neat to read about one of one’s fav bloggers at the home of yet another fav blogger! You both did a great job with that piece.

    So glad you enjoyed Jeni!

  11. 08.12.2008

    Congratulations on the new gig Michelle! Great interview! ; )

    Anali’s last blog post..Sneak Peek

    Thanks Anali!

  12. congrats on the Italy Mag! I’m reading the Palio one now! How exciting. I’ve had their website on my “favorites” list for years now. Also, good interview at This Eclectic Life…I just finished browsing over there as well πŸ™‚

    erin :: the olive notes’s last blog post..guest blogger day

    Thanks Erin πŸ™‚

  13. 08.12.2008

    Congratulations. It was an enjoyable read πŸ™‚

    Thank you Di πŸ™‚

  14. I enjoyed the interview! Looking forward to your next Italy mag article.


    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Rome off the tourist track – Nuovo Mercato Esquilino/Piazza Vittorio Market

    Thanks A πŸ™‚

  15. Sue

    Hey Michelle,

    Congratulations on your article! Strangely enough, when I go to the site and try to click on your article I get that dreaded serious computer sound and the window comes up saying it can’t be opened and operation aborted. Don’t know if I’m the only one having this problem? In any case, I’m sure your article is wonderful! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for answering my two questions as well. I was away and did not get back until last week so could not thank you on the thread. Glad that not ALL of those recipes are in your head! ha ha And as far as the dress question, I guess I meant do you break the cardinal sin of no shorts or capris in your village?

    Thanks and congrats again! I’ll respond to e-mail soon…

    I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble getting to the article; I think others have had issues too, either with the article or posting a comment πŸ™

    Anyway, women (natives) wear shorts and capris in my town all the time, so I have no cardinal sins to avoid πŸ™‚

  16. Regarding the interview and your love of Chick-Fil-A. My cousin’s got a thing for them too. We had to drive 30 miles to the closest one. On a recent trip, I bought a kid’s meal. Guess what it came with? A CD to learn Italian. It was great. 14 tracks. Separated by numbers, colors, directions, etc. Best kid’s toy ever. I’ll have to post about it one day.

    Wandering Chopsticks’s last blog post..Chung King Restaurant – San Gabriel

    Aw, see, now I love Chick-Fil-A even more!!!

  17. 08.12.2008

    Michelle! I’m finally getting a breather to be able to catch up on my blog reading…what exciting news! Congratulations! And great interview btw.

    I just returned from the promise land. Jetlagged yet rejuvinated. And I saw 2 shooting stars while I was there…


    Where in the World’s last blog post..The Robinsons

    Looking forward to hearing more about your trip Maggie! Sounds like it was fabulous πŸ™‚

  18. 08.13.2008

    Great job at the interview Michelle…loved the read! Witty & interesting…WAY TO GO!!

    Deeba’s last blog post..CHICKEN KORMA…MAKE MINE HOME-MADE!

    Thanks so much Deeba!

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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