Sello Mahapeletsa is born in Eisleben village outside Polokwane in Limpopo Province. He is a qualified teacher, working permanently at Sephala Primary School. Apart from teaching he studied Creative writing with Intec College as he had always loved writing poems, plays and novel. In 2003 he went on to write his first young adult novel, When Lions Smile(Kwela Books) which was prescribed for Grade 10 and 11. In 2007 he went on to publish his second novel, Tears of an Angel (Kwela Books). In his spare time he teaches young people drama, shooting Indie movies.