The ancient Mayans predicted the world will end in 2012. Now the fate of humankind is in the hands of two children, destined from the beginning of time to fight the powers of overwhelming evil. "A writer of Rees's calibre goes right in at the deep end. Mayan apocalypses are just the beginning ... the book also covers shamanism, suicide cults, pterosaurs, evil gods, busking on the tube and early 20th century adventurers.' The Guardian
Celia Rees was born in Solihull, West Midlands, UK. She studied History and Politics at Warwick University and then went on to teach English in city comprehensive schools for seventeen years. She now divides her time between writing, talking to readers in schools and libraries, and teaching creative writing.
She has written over twenty books for older children and teenagers, and has become a leading writer for Young Adults with an international reputation. Her books have been translated into 28 languages and she has been short listed for the Guardian, Whitbread and W.H. Smith Children's Book Awards, as well as numerous regional awards in the UK and America. Witch Child won the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France in 2003, and the Di Cento Prize in Italy, 2001. Her latest book, The Fool's Girl, is published, April 2010.
Celia lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, with her husband, Terry. Her daughter, Catrin, now lives and works in London.
Celia has a Fan Page on Facebook and her own website: www.celiarees.com