Everyday I dive into daydreams. Sometimes I get help from the books I read; sometimes from the ones I write. Writing is not a job but a passion. I think what I like the most about it is that I get to invent stories. Sometimes I have a walk with my wife and I say to her: “- Hey, can you imagine if right now a dragon were to jump out of this puddle? – Hm, no. – Well, I can.” Then a few minutes later: “- Hey can you imagine if… – No. – Well, I can!”
I don’t understand people who say they get bored. I love reading and writing, but also trekking, having a laugh with my friends, riding a bike, imagining impossible adventures, cooking while changing the ingredients of a recipe, and so on…Recently, my goal is to furnish my house at a low cost, and to travel. I started writing short stories and I won a few awards. I would always use the money on trips. I’m convinced your travels will make you a better person, and that the money used is an investment. So is reading.
I like chatting with my young readers and I keep each and every drawing they give me. Their words and the look in their eyes totally make up for the countless hours and sleepless nights spent on solving copyright issues and inventing stories. And I’ll keep on going forward!
David Fernandez Sifres was born in Leon in 1976. He holds a degree in Law and is a public servant from the Escala Superior de Técnicos de Tráfico. He combines his professional job with his literary vocation.
He started with short stories, a domain in which he got nominated on several occasions. These last few years, he focused on literature for kids and teenagers and was recognised many times. He was awarded the Alandar Prize in 2011 for his novel El faro de la mujer ausente. In 2012, Un intruso en mi cuaderno received the Ala Delta Award, by the Eldevives Publishing House. Another award was added to the list in 2013 when he received the El Barco de Vapor Prize, awarded by the SM Publishing House, for his novel Luces en el canal. Finally, Un intruso en mi cuaderno was awarded again in 2013 and received the CCEI Award.
for Luces en el canal (2013, SM P.H)
for Un intruso en mi cuaderno (EDELVIVES P.H, 2012)
for El Faro de la mujer ausente (EDELVIVES P.H, 2011)