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Mónica Teresa Ortiz was born and raised in Texas. She lives in Austin.
I've been a radio writer, a newspaper reporter, and part time English teacher at the Univ. of Texas. My short stories, first published in literary journals, have been gathered in four collections. This work has also appeared in collections in England, Belgium, and Mexico. Two of my novels were published by Wings Press. I'm also a frequent contributor to anthologies.
Paul Otremba is the author of the poetry collection The Currency, published by Four Way Books in the spring of 2009. His poems and criticism have appeared in such places as The Kenyon Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, Poetry Daily, Tikkun and American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics. He has been awarded a Robert Frost Fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Barthelme Memorial Fellowship, a Krakow Poetry Seminar Fellowship, and an Academy of American Poets prize. He received his MFA from the University of Maryland and a PhD from the University of Houston. He lives in Dallas, TX, where he teaches at Southern Methodist University.