What's your name?
Monica Elisa Herrera

Where are you from?
Los Angeles, CA, USA

When did you start puzzling?
I've always puzzled casually but didn't become obsessed until about 3 years ago. I became the caregiver for my grandparents and needed something to occupy me during their quiet time. My grandparents have been puzzlers forever so I finally decided to join the fun!

What is your favorite piece count and why?
I love them all but I think 500 is my favorite because I get that completed puzzle satisfaction feeling much quicker than a 1000 piece puzzle.

What is your favorite type of art?
I love whimsical, fantastical, colorful...and cats.

What makes you keep puzzling and how often do you puzzle?
I puzzle almost every single day. I work on 1 puzzle during the day at my grandparents house and 1 puzzle at home in the evening. I keep puzzling because it brings me joy and relaxation and there are so many amazing new puzzles being released every day!

What is your go to drink/snack when you puzzle?
Water and a piece of chocolate

Tell us a little bit about your other joys.
My 3 cats (Caterina, James, and Lucy) are my little joys. They bring me happiness and smiles every day. I also love classic film, musical theatre and reading.