To contact Mariana send an email to mariana_llanos(at)hotmail(dot)com

In a few words…

Mariana Llanos writes since very young. In her native Lima, Peru, she used to write poems and short stories about ants that wanted power, sad girls who chased rivers, and old ladies who loved roses. She loved plays and acting, so she studied Theater hoping to become an actress or a director. When se became interested in arts and crafts, she taught herself how to Papier Mache and she created all kinds of funky artwork.

She moved then to Oklahoma with her husband. She has worked at a preschool for the past 8 years, stimulating children through music and art. Mariana has three children who have motivated her to write again and create stories that sometimes, only sometimes, take after them.

Her books, Tristan Wolf, A Planet for Tristan Wolf, The Staircase on Pine Street, The Wanting Monster, No Birthday for Mara, and A Superpower for Me (books available in Spanish also) are on Amazon.com and her website http://www.marianallanos.com


“Mariana writes with the hear of a mother and the imagination of a child.”-Author Jo Ann Glim

 front cover planettristancover.newNo Birthday for MaraA superpower for meel monstruo quierelotodo_cover




6 thoughts on “About

  1. nice to ‘meet’ you! I love Peru so much and also work with little children at a Montessori pre school 🙂 happy to have found your space! continue sharing your magic worlds with the children 🙂


  2. I’ve always been fascinated with Peru and the remains of the lost empires. It is on my to visit list. Do you still have relatives there? My WIP novel is set in Ollantaytambo and the researching has really opened my eyes to the wonders of your native country. I hope I do it justice.


    1. Hi Allan, is nice meeting you. I do have relatives in Peru, most of my family in fact: mom, dad, cousins, and friends. I love Cusco too, it’s an amazing city and you’ll love it even more when you visit it. Ollantaytambo is a magical place and certainly a source of inspiration for many. I’m working on a children’s picture book which is set in Cusco in the times of the Incas. I hope I do it justice too!


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