Judith Ortiz Cofer is a Puerto Rican writer born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico on February 24, 1952, but was raised in Paterson, New Jersey and later moved to Georgia where she still resides with her husband. She has a B.A. in English from Augusta College and an M.A. in English from Florida Atlantic University. Her work has been categorized as creative nonfiction as they mostly focus on the bicultural experience. Two of her well-known essays are The Story of My Body and The Myth of the Latin Woman. Cofer has a way of bringing art into her writing. Personally, I am a HUGE fan of her work. If you have read anything written by her you'll understand why. And if not, you should! She has earned many awards. In April 2010, she was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Cofer is also a Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.