About The Author
Ana Ortiz was born in Mayaguez, P.R. and came to live in the South Bronx with her family at the age of 7. She attended the NYC Public Schools, received B.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law- Newark. After retiring from her Legal Career,Ana decided to actively pursue her writing.
She is a member of the Bronx Write Now Writer’s Circle. Four of her short stories have been published in This is the Bronx Magazine. Ana is the recipient of the Bronx Council on the Arts 2021 BRIOS Award for Literary Excellence,
Her collection of short stories entitled “Cuentitos: A Book of Tales.” has just been published and is now available at Barnes & Noble.
In the Press
Stories about you, me, our friends and family. There is a memory for all…you will love it!
Reading this well written funny ,dark stories made me laugh and cry. This book really depicted what its like to be a Latina living in any major city. I was born and raised in Chicago and could relate to her stories. Looking forward to reading the next one.
A snap shot of time, place, and human psychology, capturing the lowest of lows and the highest of highs. Must-read stories for any interested in the intersection of Latin culture, urban backgrounds, and the lengths people will go to for the people they love.
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