Jordan Bernal is president of The California Writers Club, Tri-Valley Writers Chapter. She has won awards for her recently published novel, The Keepers of Eire, and has several stories and poems in various publications.
In my anthology, Written Across the Genres, Jordan has an essay titled “Reflections”, a poem called “Dreams”, and a novel excerpt from The Keepers of Eire. An interview with her is below.
Julaina: Who is your favorite author and genre?
Jordan: I love Anne McCaffrey. Her Dragonriders of Pern series encouraged me to use my imagination. I was able to delve into the world of dragons and become a dragonrider—how fantastic is that?
Julaina: Why do you write?
Jordan: When I read I want to immerse myself in another world, another life, not the ordinary. My writing is a way to share my love of dragons and imagination with others.
Julaina: Where do you like to write?
Jordan: I write in various places: the Danville library or Peet’s Coffee are the most prevalent. I like to put in my ear buds and crank up the music in my iPod shuffle, so once I’m in the zone, the location doesn’t really register with me. I just need a place where I’m not interrupted.
Julaina: What are you working on now?
Jordan: Book 2 of my Keepers series, The Keepers of Caledonia.
Julaina: Looking forward to Books 2 and 3. Thanks, Jordan.