The Writings of Martin Hill Ortiz

It's Harder Not to.

When poet Mark Van Doren was asked if it was hard to write, he answered, "It's harder not to."

On these pages you will find descriptions and links to my various published writing projects along with bonus material. Also included is my extensive non-fiction work on the child murders in West Memphis.


Recent Works

I've begun this website to pull together the various threads of my writing career. In the past twenty years I have run a theater, I have had works staged in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Dublin among other places. I have won several awards for poetry. I have had about twenty short stories published. In more recent years I have focused on the novel.

In the past twelve months I have had one novel published, one novella and a three volume anthology of short stories. I have contracts for two more novels which should appear in 2015. It has been a good year. I hope you will enjoy the works detailed on these pages.