Martin Hill Ortiz, self-described as a beamish boy and squeamish man, originally hails from New Mexico. He received two degrees from New Mexico State and his doctorate from George Washington University. He lives and writes, not in that order, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where he teaches pharmacology to medical students at the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He suffers from kinetomortophobia, fear of the walking dead and knows they can only be held at bay by writing, writing, writing.
In his various walks of life he has been a mad scientist, a mad social worker, and a miffed theater director. He has a wife who brings him inspiration and a son who brings him perspiration.
He has published short stories and poetry in the science fiction, thriller, comedy, horror and western genres. His first novel, the thriller, "A Predatory Mind,"is available from Loose Leaves Press and all good online stores.
Over the years he has maintained a website, jivepuppi.com, dedicated to the case that has been come to be known as The West Memphis Three.