Orlando Ortega-Medina was born in California and is of Judeo-Spanish descent via Cuba. He studied English Literature at UCLA and has a Juris Doctor law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. At university he won the National Society of Arts and Letters award for Short Stories.
Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions is his first published collection. Orlando is now a British national and currently resides in London with his life partner, where he practices US immigration law.