Sandra Barneda was born in Barcelona. Laughing in the Wind, her first novel, was a publishing sensation, very well received by critics and readers. With her second novel, The Land of Women, she furthered the success of a literary career that she consolidated with her third novel, The Daughters of Water, a journey to the Venice of the final carnival to form a sisterhood of women ready to change the world. Her novels have sold more than 300,000 copies. In 2016 she debuted in non-fiction with They Will Speak of Us, a personal vision of capital sins through the biographies of seventeen famous women.