Miguel Antonio Ortiz still resides in Brooklyn where tales of the past continue to find their way from his imagination to the printed page. He was formerly an editor at Hanging Loose Press and Publications Director at Teachers & Writers Collaborative. He is the author of King of Swords, a family saga and historical novel; The Cisco Kid in the Bronx, an episodic novel about a young man growing up in New York City; Parental Sins, a novel that explores how the acts of one generation affect the next.
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.
Published: October 7, 2013.
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.