Kitty Wells, aka Lee Weatherly, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She moved to the UK in 1995, and now lives in Hampshire with her husband. Lee's first book for children, Child X, was published by David Fickling Books in June 2002. It was shortlisted for the Sheffield Book Award, the Leicester Book Award and the Red House Children's Book Award. Lee has written three more books for older children for DFB, and is also the author of Bloomsbury's Glitterwings Academy series for younger children.