Born in Copenhagen, Lene Kaaberbol published her first book at the age of fifteen. She is a graduate of Aarhus university, and has taught English and Drama to high school students in Copenhagen. She has published many books in Denmark, several of which have been translated into other languages. Lene is now a full-time writer. In May 2002, she won the Disney Writer of the Year Award for her work on the W.I.T.C.H. series of books. The Shamer's Daughter, which was translated from the Danish by the author herself, was shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation.