About Karla Valenti

About Karla

Karla Arenas Valenti is the author of many books for children of all ages, including the bestselling and highly-acclaimed middle grade novel, Loteria, the exciting picture book series My Super Science Heroes and the Legendarios Chapter Book series for readers who love adventure and mythology.

Karla grew up in Mexico City in a house that was built around a tree. Since then she has lived at the foothills of the St. Victoire in Aix-en-Provence, hiked up Mt. Fuji while she lived in Japan, loved six years in Frankfurt, Germany, and currently lives at the edge of Lake Michigan in the Chicagoland area.

Her storytelling is seeded in Mexican culture and lore, and often deals in explorations of philosophical and identity-based themes (inspiring the mind) while also taking readers on riveting magical realist adventures (inspiring the heart).

Karla is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.