Meet the Members: Patty Sisco

“I live with my husband, son, two grandsons, a dog, and two cats, and I am a passionate advocate for public education in Texas, mental health, and kids with autism.”

— Patty Sisco

A member of the Writers’ League since October 2018, Patty lives in Grand Prairie, TX.

Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Patty Sisco: Nonfiction, memoir, and essay.

Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?

PS.: Isabel Allende. I would ask her, “How did you acquire your relationship with spirits and dreams?”

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

PS: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. It has everything — humor, mystery and suspense, pathos, horror, intense character development, and much more.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

PS: I just joined, so I’m hoping to learn a great deal.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

PS: At my late age, I’ve only published one book. Hopefully my sales will increase and my name as a writer will be respected, and I hope to expand my repertoire.

Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

PS: I haven’t read a Texas-related book this past year, but I’m interested in reading Thursday Night Lights by Michael Hurd.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion! 

PS: I published my very first book AFTER I retired from 39 years in education, though I’ve been writing it for years in my journals.  A couple of years ago, I was writing my annual holiday newsletter containing great tidings of joy, when the thought struck me that the people we never see have absolutely no idea of the chaos that has enveloped our family for the past 20 years. Thus the birth of Another Cheesy Family Newsletter by Elizabeth Silva (my pen name). Following each cheesy newsletter is a narrative of what REALLY happened each year. A chronicle of addiction, co-dependence, mental illness, family dysfunction, and the power of love. Currently, I live with my husband, son, two grandsons, a dog, and two cats, and I am a passionate advocate for public education in Texas, mental health, and kids with autism.

Thank you, Patty!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on!

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