The writer Encarnación Aragoneses Urquijo, better known by her pseudonym Elena Fortún, created her most famous character at the beginning of the third decade of the 20th century. Her name is Celia and she is a girl with blonde curls who has a superpower more powerful than flying or passing through walls: speaking with the voice of her readers. Her books are passed from generation to generation, tattered from being handled so much, with genuine enthusiasm on the part of the person who passed them on, who presents her as his best friend. That feeling of closeness caused some readers – especially women – to establish a pre-internet parasocial relationship with the author that has led to a detective community.
The philologist professor at the University of Cádiz Marisol Dorao was the initiator, possibly unintentionally, of a network of researchers who discover unpublished works and unknown details of the writer for the enjoyment of her many followers. The most recent example is the book Elena and her friends , edited by the writer and professor of Theory of Literature, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Valencia, Purificació Mascarell.