My name is Diego Valenzuela, author of The Armor of God trilogy, published by Penguin Random House in Spanish, screenwriter for animation and a voice actor with experience in film, TV, videogames and more.
I was born on February 1986 in Mexico City, where I’ve lived most of my life. I started writing fiction at the age of 12, when I spent a year in Dublin, Ireland. During long hours of study hall and inspired by dreams and the Irish landscape, I decided to spend my time reading and, eventually, writing. It has been a passion ever since.
My first novel, The Armor of God, was first published in English, chapter by chapter, through a blog, where it began to gather a small following. The finished novel was published in October 2014 through Amazon’s CreateSpace. The Unfinished World, the direct sequel and middle chapter of the trilogy, was published in December 2015 to rave reviews from best-selling authors such as Piers Anthony and María Amparo Escandón. Finally, in 2019, The Riven God closed the trilogy. The original book has now been published in Spanish under the title La Armadura de Dios thanks to Penguin Random House. In the space between books two and three of the trilogy, I also published Reverie of Gods, an epic stand-alone sci-fi adventure.
In 2016 I joined the team behind Villianous, an original series by Cartoon Network, as a screenwriter and eventually Story Editor. This began my career in the animation industry and, eventually, voice acting. I also work as a screenwriter and Story Editor in the animated series Rey Mysterio from the Viva Calavera creative team, as well as Mako Animation Studio’s upcoming projects. Additionally, I have credits in TV productions, commercial and more.
As a voice actor, I have had the privilege of working on dozens of projects such as Villainous, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Toontorial, DOOM: Eternal, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War and many more. I’ve had the enormous pleasure of voicing fan-favorite characters such as Razor Fist in Marvel’s Shang Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings, Moon Knight in Marvel’s Spiderman: Maximum Venom and Soundwave in Bumblebee.
I was also the vocalist and lyricist for the progressive metal band Watercolor Butterfly, which was awarded for its debut album, The God Particle. In my spare time, I enjoy working on a series of video tutorials on YouTube called El Laberinto, con Kai y Jim, where I give voice to two characters who seek to share knowledge and teach young writers on the writer’s craft. I also enjoy digital illustration and bodybuilding.