I am interviewing the authors who contributed stories, novel excerpts, essays or poems to Written Across the Genres. Today’s interview is with Cathleen Cordova who has retired from a career in law enforcement. She has been published in magazines, anthologies, and in Times They Were A-Changing, edited by Kate Farrell, Linda Joy Myers, and Amber Lea Starfire.
In Written Across the Genres, her essay, “Cooking with Mama” is in the section called About Family. Her second essay, “Round Eye in a World of Hurt” is in the Memoir category.
Julaina: What is your favorite genre and who is your favorite author?
Cathleen: I enjoy murder mysteries, biographies, and historical novels by authors such as Philippa Gregory and Dan Brown. Their novels always move me to research the characters and/or the location the stories are set in to learn more about them.
Julaina: Where do you like to write?
Cathleen: Anywhere the mood strikes me as long as it’s quiet and I can have a cup of coffee too.
Julaina: What are you working on now?
Cathleen: I’m writing stories about various members of my family for a booklet to give out at our family reunion in September, 2014.
Thanks, Cathleen, I look forward to reading more of your work.