Ana Ortiz was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and came to live in the South Bronx with her family at the age of 7. She attended NYC Public Schools, received her B.A, from John ay College of Criminal Justice, and her J. D. from Rutgers niversity School of Law-Newark. After retiring from her legal career, Ana has dedicated herself to writing. Three of her short stories have been published in This Is The Bronx Mgazine. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.