Episode No. 60 How to Undress a CopDate: June 12, 2009
Notes: Authors Sarah Cortez and Liz Martinez.
Sarah Cortez has been in law enforcement since 1993. During
her career she has worked as a patrol officer, field training officer and sexual assault investigator. After
her writing career began, she continued in law enforcement as a reserve police officer and been assigned as a juvenile bailiff,
worked undercover during alcohol stings and assisted with the service of civil processes. Sarah Cortez
is the author of How to Undress a Cop: Poems and a coauthor/editor of Hit List: The
Best of Latino Mystery.
Liz Martínez’ short stories
have appeared in the anthologies Manhattan Noir, Queens Noir, and Cop Tales 2000, and in publications including COMBAT: the
Literary Expression of Battlefield Touchstones and Police Officer’s Quarterly. Her short story “Kris Kringle”
was Orchard Press Mystery’s Christmas 2000 feature. She is also the author of the non-fiction book The Retail Manager’s
Guide to Crime and Loss Prevention, and her articles about security and law enforcement have appeared in publications around
the world. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers,
and the Public Safety Writers Association. She and Sarah Cortez are also co-editors of the anthology Indian Country Noir from
Akashic Books (Brooklyn).