Get to know the author

L.M. Bracklow

Writer of Middle-Grade Fantasy books

Luana Mitre (better known as L.M. Bracklow) is a Peruvian author who loves dogs, traveling, and reading as many books as she can get her hands on. She has a degree in sports journalism, but her true passion is writing books for children. Enthralled by fantasy since she was a little girl, Luana has now written a fantastical story of her own. The Islands of Iros is the book of her heart, and she hopes kids everywhere will enjoy reading it as much as she enjoyed writing it!

Photo credit: Ana Claudia Chamorro

Bracklow: “Writing is the only thing that makes sense in my life. It took me a long time to realize this, but now I know that I was born to be a writer. Nothing makes me happier than creating characters, coming up with story ideas, figuring out different plot points and seeing it all come together on the page. It’s the best feeling in the world. I write to inspire, to entertain, to create something meaningful, to help others. That is what truly motivates me.”

  • Favorite animal: Owl
  • Favorite season: Winter
  • Favorite movie: Titanic
  • Favorite food: Pasta                                                  
  • Birthday: June 28th, 1996
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer

“Story ideas might come to me often, but I don’t believe all of them are worth pursuing. I need to feel it in my heart.” -L.M. Bracklow