I am Edna Iturraalde
Yellow is my favorite color because it is the color of the sun. My favorite number is eight because it seems like a cat waiting for somebody to draw its ears and tail. I like chocolate and pizza almost as much as I love writing books for girls and boys. I find reading fascinating, and I always have a book at hand. I collect key chains from everywhere I go. Monday is my lucky day – I think because I opened my eyes for the first time at the beginning of a week in May, on a brilliant dawn in Quito, Ecuador.
I have six children, four boys and two girls, and seven grandchildren (for now). I live in the countryside with my husband, who is very nice and supportive, and my four dogs, which are my writing companions, since they stay by my side while I am writing. One of them is a fierce mini Chihuahua. He takes his job of guarding me seriously. I have won several national and international awards, but my biggest award of all is the chance to talk to my readers when I visit schools. I have published over forty books, and I love them all equally since they are also my children born from my fantasy.