Interview with Miguel Antonio Ortiz

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. My family moved to New York City when I was 8 years old. I grew up in the South Bronx. I attended The High School of Music & Art, and then The City College.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing fiction when I was a high school student. I graduated from high school in 1963.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is collection of short stories dealing with the life of a young man.
Who are your favorite authors?
Leo Tolstoy, Henry James, William Faulkner, Herman Melville, Gabriel Garcia Marques
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do pen and ink drawing, photography, woodwork.
Published 2014-06-10.
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Books by This Author

King of Swords
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,790. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The tryst between Carmen and Eduardo results in a daughter, Juana, who grows-up to be as unfortunate in love as her parents had been. Her marriage and its crisis force Eduardo to relive a moment in his life that he had spent years attempting to forget.