Carmen Santos was born in Valencia, Spain. She lived in the German city of Düsseldorf from the age of four until she was sixteen. She currently lives in Zaragoza, Spain. When she turned 30 she decided to leave her post in a multinational company in order to devote fully to what she likes most: foreign languages and literature.
In 2003 she was granted the first price of the prestigious prize for short stories Premio Internacional de Relatos Paradores de Turismo with an emotive love story, La Cumpasita, and from then she has published the novels: La vida en cuarto menguante (Zócalo Ediciones, 2003), La cara oculta de la luna (Debolsillo, 2004), Días de menta y canela (Plaza&Janés, 2007 – Debolsillo, 2009) and El sueño de las antillas (Grijalbo). Un jardín entre viñedos is her latest novel.