I’m a YA Spanish author, specializing mainly in fantasy.

I have been writing since I was 11. That was when I started to work on my first novel together with a friend. That book was never published, nor were the twelve I wrote after that when I was a teenager. I always dreamed of being a writer. When I was 18, I began studying a Spanish degree at the University of Valencia.

Finally, at the age of 21, my first novel was published. It was called Finis Mundi, and it was actually my fourteenth book. It was a novel for young adults set in the Middle Ages, with some fantasy elements. I entered it into a literary competition (El Barco de Vapor) and I won. That is how I managed to get published for the first time.

Since then, I haven’t stopped writing. I have had over twenty books published, most of them novels for young adults with a fantasy theme. The trilogy Memorias de Idhún, which in Spain alone reached a readership of 800,000, is the best known. My work has been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean.

I am currently working on my new trilogy, Guardians of the Citadel.

Besides writing, I love reading, especially fantasy literature and science fiction, and I try to keep up-to-date with and continue to discover new authors. Although my favourite book is still the same as it was over twenty years ago:The Never-ending Story, by Michael Ende.

I also like film, manga and some video games, especially role-play and adventure ones. In short, anything that can tell me an exciting story which makes me dream.