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Amparo Ortiz

Puerto Rico

Amparo Ortiz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives on the island’s northeastern coast. Her short story comic, “What Remains in The Dark,” appears in the Eisner Award-winning anthology Puerto Rico Strong (Lion Forge, 2018), and SAVING CHUPIE, her middle grade graphic novel, comes out with HarperCollins in Winter 2022. She holds an M.A. in English and a B.A. in Psychology from the UPR’s Río Piedras campus. When she’s not teaching ESL to her college students, she’s teaching herself Korean, devouring as much young adult fiction as she can, and writing about Latinx characters in worlds both contemporary and fantastical.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Blazewrath Games
   1. Blazewrath Games (2020)
   2. Dragonblood Ring (2021)
   Last Sunrise in Eterna (2023)
   Saving Chupie (2023)
Anthologies edited
Amparo Ortiz recommends
When Ghosts Call Us Home (2023)
Katya de Becerra
"Katya de Becerra's WHEN GHOSTS CALL US HOME will linger in readers' minds just like the delightfully layered mythology surrounding Cashore House lingers in our heroine's nightmares. Becerra's rich storytelling forces you to do a double take, wondering whether you imagined what Sophia endures, the intricate fan theories that may or may not be offering clues, and what she'll face next in the search for her older sister."
The Witch and the Vampire (2023)
Francesca Flores
"The Witch and the Vampire casts a pulse-pounding spell on readers from the start and never relents. Its magic lies in the complex exploration of self, how family and ideological differences play a role in defining it, and the healing nature of sweet, patient love. I kept rooting for Ava and Kaye to not only mend their broken friendship, but also realize they were exactly what the other had been waiting for. I'm on Team KAVA for life."
Unseelie (2023)
(Unseelie duology, book 1)
Ivelisse Housman
"Housman enchants readers with magical mischief, page-turning action, a tight-knit sisterhood, and secrets that forever change the way Seelie sees the faerie world... and herself."

Anthologies containing stories by Amparo Ortiz
Relit (2024)
16 Latinx Remixes of Classic Stories
edited by
Sandra Proudman
To Root Somewhere Beautiful (2024)
An Anthology of Reclamation
edited by
Lauren T Davila
Out of Our League (2024)
16 Stories of Girls in Sports
edited by
Dahlia Adler and Jennifer Iacopelli

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