José Ignacio Chascas Valenzuela, has captured the hearts and imagination of readers all over the world with his versatile style and captivating writing for literature, film, television, and theater. He has written over 20 telenovelas aired in prime time all over the world, shattering all ratings. In 1999, he won the Prix du Grand Jury in France for his work as a screenwriter. In the literary world, José Ignacio Valenzuela has been listed as one of the 10 best Latin American writers under 40 by About.com, then a subsidiary of The New York Times. He has published over 15 books for adults, teens, and children, many of which have become best sellers in multiple countries. A Chilean native, José Ignacio Valenzuela lives in Miami.