Juan de Dios Garduño was born in the hot summer of 1980. He hasn't stopped since he published his novel El Caído. He was finalist and winner of contests such as Libro Andrómeda: Terror cósmico, Monstruos de la razón I y III, Calabazas en el Trastero or Tierra de Leyendas VIII. He has published short stories in many anthologies and in magazines such as Especial Scifiworld: King Kong Solidario, Miasma or Tierras de Acero; two of his short stories have been translated into French and published in the magazine Borderline.
He has written prologues, has compiled anthologies (Taberna Espectral or Antología Z 2, Antología Z 3, Ilusionaria I, Ilusionaria II), has been part of the jury of the Premio Internacional de las Editoriales Electrónicas and of the Antología Z 3 Contest and has worked as a screenwriter, with works such as Elmala3ien (finalist of Scifiworld 2011 award; the first medium-lenght film shot in the Comunidad Valenciana) or Llagas, premiered in the Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Sitges and finalist in the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, in which he worked with Paco Plaza (REC, REC 2, REC 3) and Miguel Ángel Font. He is currently working in his third short film, Muñeca rota.
In July 2010 he published his novel Y pese a todo..., that soon became a great success amongst public and critics. Vaca Films, the producers of Celda 211, are preparing a movie based on the novel that will be a joint production with the USA. It will be directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas (Secuestrados, 2011) and Hollywood actors such as Matthew Fox (Lost) or Jeffrey Donovan (The Changelling) will star in it.
On the first week of April 2011 Juan de Dios Garduño released the horror stories compilation Apuntes macabros, published by 23 escalones, with a prologue by Miguel Ángel Vivas. In November 2011 he received the Nocte award to the best Spanish horror novel for Y pese a todo...
El camino de baldosas amarillas was published in December 2011 by Tyrannosaurus Books, and El arte sombrío appeared in June 2013 in Dolmen: both novels became great successes. In October 2013 Garduño published "Jon Esponja" in the anthology REC: Los relatos perdidos, with a prologue by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.
His new novel, El hijo del Mississippi (Mississippi's son), is a novel about steamships in the Mississippi.