José Sotolongo was born in Cuba. His prose and poetry have appeared in several publications, including Atticus Review, Litro, Blue Fifth Review, The Southampton Review, and Third Coast. His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fiction of 2019. The Scented Chrysalis, a novel, was released in 2019. He lives in the Catskills of New York, where he is working on a short story collection.