Written Across the Genres Interview With Cathleen Cordova

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.

Anthology Panel at the San Francisco Writers Conference

Anthology Panel at the San Francisco Writers Conference

At the San Francisco Writers Conference, I spoke on a panel with Camille Cusumano and Kate Farrell. We discussed our different experiences with putting together an anthology. Camille is the editor of four literary travel anthologies and Kate co-edited Times They were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60’s & 70’s. As you can see I talked about Written Across the Genres.

Barbara Santos was the moderator.

Thanks to George Cramer for taking the photo.

San Francisco Bay Bridge January 19, 2014

San Francisco Bay Bridge January 19, 2014

After the San Francisco Writers Conference volunteer meeting, we went to dinner at the Delancey Street Restaurant with a view of the S.F. Bay Bridge.

Nice dinner with enthusiastic talk about the up-coming S.F. Writers Conference, February 13th through the 16th. Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada work hard to provide the best writers conference for attendees and volunteers.

Check out their website for the 2014 events and speakers. I’m at the registration desk and welcome you to introduce yourself as an on-line contact.

Friday afternoon I will be speaking on an anthology panel with Barbara Santos, Kate Farrell, and Camille Cusumano.

http://www.sfwritersdotorg