Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of eighteen books, including 'Ines of My Soul', 'Daughter of Fortune', and 'Portrait in Sepia'. She has also written a collection of stories, four memoirs, and a trilogy of children's novels. Her books have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages and have become bestsellers across four continents. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Isabel Allende lives in California.