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One of the winning entries in the recent contest for new article ideas was the suggestion that I be interviewed about myself and my career. My first response was, “No Way!!” Here’s how things unfolded:
Chasmatazz: How about an interview with Donna Cunningham? It could be a question-and-answer with Donna Cunningham, wherein the readers ask you questions – not astrology questions, but probing personal questions, in the style of Barbara Walters, and you choose which ones to answer?
Donna, tell us about the first time you ever had a professional reading.
Donna, what is your favorite planet?
Donna, tell us about the worst client you ever had.
Don’t know who we’d get to do it, though.
Karen: I volunteer to be the interviewer! Would be very gentle;-) All Oprah~esque. Come on Donna … it would be fun! First Q: What has been the best part of being a professional astrologer for four decades?
Donna: If you promise not to be Barbara Walters, I’ll promise not to be Harrison Ford, the worst interviewee on record.
Note: I finally gave in, and we’ll do that this weekend, so think about your questions. Lest you conclude that it’s ego on my part, I must tell you that I’m the least likely person to ever have a reality show on cable. I’m extremely private and call myself an urban hermit—I love going out with friends, but am pretty much a recluse otherwise. However, one of my missions for this blog is to get more comfortable with being self-revealing, and that’s why I’m agreeing to do this.
So, Readers, here’s your chance to ask me about myself. What sort of questions? Oh, what I was planning to do for a living before astrology shanghaied me. How do I keep on writing, year after year, without running out of things to write about. What are the proudest moments in my career? Will I ever retire completely? Things like that.
For a summary of my background, see About Me.
UPDATE: Thanks, folks! The comment section is closed after about 70 great questions. They’ve sorted themselves out into two categories–personal and professional–so I’ll do features on both. Here’s the first: 10 Quick Questions You Asked Donna.