Catherine Jinks was born in Brisbane in 1963 and grew up in Sydney and Papua New Guinea. She became a writer because she loves reading, and also loves history, films, TV and gossip. She has a BA (Hons) in medieval history and gets her ideas from everywhere, particularly good science fiction films. Catherine writes whenever she gets a moment and could write for eight hours straight if she had the chance. She lives in the Blue Mountains in NSW and is married with one daughter. The author of many award-winning, popular books for children and adults, her most recent books for children include the much-awaited Pagan's Daughter.
'An absorbing read, with twists and turns to keep the reader guessing right up until the end...Jinks' devotion to detail will appeal...Readers will be drawn into Cadel's world and, once into it, will not want to put the book down.' aussiereviews.com'brilliant moments and thrilling episodes' Viewpoint13 (2), Winter 2005'intense...a mind-churning thriller' Reading Time, Vol 49 No 2'a fast-paced style that should attract the young adult reader...An intense exposition of our possible future.' Junior Bookseller + Publisher, April/May 2007