About Me

author photo by Melanie Barbosa (2020)


Born in San Juan, Amparo Ortiz is an author and translator currently living on Puerto Rico’s northeastern coast. She’s the author of the BLAZEWRATH GAMES duology, LAST SUNRISE IN ETERNA, and SAVING CHUPIE, which made the 2024 Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List. She’s published short story comics in MARVEL’S VOICES: COMUNIDADES #1 and in the Eisner-award winning PUERTO RICO STRONG. She’s also co-editor of OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS, a horror anthology featuring myths and monsters from Latin America, and has translated children’s books to Spanish. When she’s not writing, she teaches ESL as a college professor, watches a lot of Kpop videos, and roots for her favorite fútbol teams.