José Ignacio Valenzuela

marlene lopez

José Ignacio Valenzuela, also known as Chascas, 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 for audiences in Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the US, including Santa Diabla and La casa de al lado, both produced by Telemundo US. His 2004 TV series Amores earned him an Emmy nomination. He is the author of Miente, Puerto Rico’s official entry to the 2009 Oscars, and co-author of La sangre iluminada. In 1999, he won the Prix du Grand Jury in France for his work as a screenwriter. He has published over 15 books for adults, teens, and children, many of which, including the Malamor Trilogy, have become best sellers in multiple countries Malamor Trilogy: To The End of the World (Deletrea), the first book in the trilogy, was published in English in 2018.  When Angela receives an eerie text message from her estranged, best-friend Patricia, her heart stops. Something is off and Angela knows it. She quickly embarks on a biting quest to Almahue, a small town in the Chilean Patagonia, which, according to the Malamor Legend, is cursed to live without love or face death. Deception and mystery unfold, as true love leaves Angela defying the legend she once brushed off and fighting alongside the entire town for their own lives.