Rocío Martínez is an author and illustrator of children’s and young people’s books. Her books have been awarded and translated into different languages. She has published 32 books. Last year, her book The King of the Forest was selected among the prestigious Braw Amazing Bookshelf at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. She has also been selected for Illustrators’ Exhibition at the same fair in 1997 and 2001. She has exhibited at the 15th Bratislava Illustration Biennial, at the International Library of Munich and at the 100 Today Show at the International Congress of IBBY.