Juan Carlos López is a writer and professor from Puerto Rico. He earned his doctorate at the University of Texas in Austin, and he currently works as a professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico Recinto de Ponce. His work has been published in journals in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico, and the United States. Some of his short stories appear in the anthologies Cuentos de oficio (2015) and Convocadas: nueva narrativa puertorriqueña (2009). His two short story collections are Bestiario de caricias (2008) and Arboretum (2016).