Covadonga López Iglesias is a Spanish author of (smart) chick lit. She was born in Salamanca (Spain) but she spent her youth in Alicante, where her family still lives.She studied Sociology in Alicante (Spain) and Political Science in Berlin (Germany). After working as a political analyst for her government, political institutes, international organizations and private companies, she wrote her first novel "The last cigarette".Covadonga has worked and lived in the US, Spain, Luxembourg and Germany. Currently she lives with her husband and son in Frankfurt.
About the books
“13 with Alfred”Thrilled with anticipation Valerie gets ready to face the most important moment of her life. It is the day in which she will reveal the discovery of the millennium to investors of the company where she has been working at since last summer, and of course this is not an exaggeration. Nevertheless, the elements of nature seem to be against Valerie’s plans and several misfortunes turn that morning into a true hell. First of all, the way to the airport with a pessimistic taxi driver drives Valerie almost crazy with his prediction that the end of the world is near. Second, a powerful typhoon arrives in Illinois and sets the entire population into a state of emergency and panic. And finally, the majority of the flights scheduled for that morning are cancelled.After hours of uncertainty, the airport informs passengers that Valerie’s flight will be the last to take off on that day of chaos and confusion. What she first understands as a stroke of luck turns hours later into a dreadful nightmare since Valerie never reaches her wished destination. Instead she has to spend a week with the most bizarre people that she has ever met in a dangerous village in Mexico. Acts of betrayal, conspiracies, friendships, romance, adventures and even a murder will take place during those frantic seven days. Will Valerie be able to survive? And the most important question of all: Will she finally get what she is looking for?“The Saga Progreso”“13 with Alfred” is the first novel in a series of three titled “The Saga Progreso.” The series mixes several literature genres: thriller, chick lit, contemporary women’s fiction and romantic comedy. Although readers do not necessarily need to read all three novels to understand the whole story, those who read the first and the second novels of the series will get to know some of the characters that play a role in the third one.“The Saga Progreso” is about the pursuit of happiness. It also makes readers think about some of the important issues in our lives - always, however, from a humorous, zeitgeisty, naughty and, above all, touching standpoint.
"The last cigarette" tells the story of four young women and their inexorably search for “Mr. Right”. It addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly.Despite of some tragedies and some kind of blows of fate, the four characters of this book do not lose their sense of humor and hope. This hilarious novel is aimed at modern women, who are not afraid of taking risky steps to achieve their dreams and goals.