Juan José Rodríguez was born in 1970 in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. He graduated in Communication in the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. Presently he works at the same university as Executive Assistant of the Cultural Progra. He is also member of the Comitee of several Mexican magazines, as well as being active as free-lance journalist. He has published the book of short stories Con sabor a limonero (1988), and the novels El náufrago del mar amarillo (1991), Asesinato en una lavendería china (1996), El gran invento del siglo XX (1997), and Mi nombre es Casablanca (2003). He has won some literary awards, among which the Premio Nacional de Poesía "Ignacio Manuel Altamirano" (1989), Premio Estatal de Crónica (1997), and the Premio Nacional de Cuento "Gilberto Owen" (2002).