Martin Hill Ortiz, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a professor of Pharmacology at the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where he lives with his wife and son.
He has won several awards for poetry. His short stories have appeared in print in Haunts Magazine and Miami Accent, several anthologies along with a half a dozen online journals. He received a doctorate in pharmacology from George Washington University in 1990. He has a theatrical background, having run a comedy troupe in South Florida for several years. His comedy pieces have been performed in such diverse locations as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico and Ireland.
A Predatory Mind is his first novel.