Corin Tellado (April 25, 1927 – April 11, 2009) was born Maria del Socorro Tellado Lopez in Viavelez, Spain. She was educated in a school run by nuns in Cadiz. Her first novel was published in 1946 when she was 19. During her lifetime, she wrote about 4,000 books and sold over 400 million copies. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Ada Miller Leswy and Ada Miller.