My name is Mariana Llanos and I have written stories since I was very young. I first started writing poems and then moved on to short stories. I still like writing poems, usually about silly, ordinary things. When I was at school I liked to adapt classic plays like Hamlet or Faust and make them into comedy skits. Then, my friends and I had a great time performing them at school functions. I love Art in all its forms. I not only write for children. I write for whoever wants to hear a story with a heart.
Now that I have a family, I write stories that I know my children will read. I put a lil' bit of them in my characters and a lil' bit about myself but mostly, my characters come from deep inside my imagination. I sometimes think that I have little people living inside my head and, from time to time, one takes over and commands me to tell his or her story.
My hope is that children (and grown-ups) will be inspired and entertained by my writing. If I put a smile on your face today, then my job is done.