I’m delighted to welcome USA Today Bestselling Author LILA DIPASQUA to Rakes and Rascals today for an exclusive interview.
Thanks so much for having me here! I’m so happy to be on Rakes and Rascals today. 🙂
Could you tell us where you were born and what it was like growing up there?
I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It’s an amazing city, dubbed one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world. I grew up in a quiet suburb of Toronto with my parents and younger brother—and a ton of aunts, uncles and cousins nearby. My dad was a mechanic for the Toronto Transit Commission. And my mom was a seamstress. That meant we never owned a new car (my dad believed in fixer uppers). And we never went dress shopping if a dress was needed. (Because my mom refused and sewed them all). Reading, writing and cheering on the hopeless Toronto Maple Leafs was my pastime—when I wasn’t dreaming about the hot boy who lived in our neighborhood but never once noticed me. Like never. Not once.
But that’s all right. Years later, I met and married my very own real-life romance hero. 🙂
How would you describe yourself – temperamental or easy-going?
I think I’m pretty easy-going for the most part.
When it comes to food do you like sweet or savoury or both?
What is your most treasured possession?
My wedding ring. It symbolizes the love and life I’ve shared with my wonderful hubby.
Our engagement photo 1990
If you were able to afford a second home anywhere in the world where would you choose and why?
Paris. Because it’s Paris! The food, the architecture, the art…*sighs*
The family on our first trip to France. We’re at Versailles.
Finally, what has been your most embarrassing moment?
Okay, I hate to admit this, but I’ve had quite a few. I’ll narrow it down to just one. 😉 I was walking my bigger dog Rocky, a Lab/German Shepherd mix, down the street and turned the corner only to suddenly find a ton of police officers, police cars, and vans. And a house completely surrounded with yellow police tape. The house was a crime scene. There had been a murder inside. I was so astonished with what was happening that I didn’t pay attention to what my dog was up to. Or that we were near his favorite park. He gave a sharp pull toward the park, and I fell backwards, right in front of a huge crowd of police officers—who, by the way, did not assist the lady sprawled out on her back in the middle of the street with an eighty pound dog over her, licking her face.
Thank you for taking time out to be here today, and sharing these interesting facts about yourself, Lila.
It’s my pleasure! Thank you for the fun questions. 🙂
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