CELIA REES is the author of many books for young readers, including bestsellers "Witch Child" and "Sorceress." Her first book was published in 1993, a thriller for teenagers. She now divides her time between writing, talking to readers in schools and libraries, and teaching creative writing. She gets her inspiration from the world around her: newspaper stories, people she meets, places she visits. Rees lives in Leamington Spa, England with her husband and teenage daughter.