One of the original Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot, is generally regarded in history as the ultimate traitor: he is best known as the man who betrayed his master and turned him over to authorities to be killed. However, some interpretations of the story portray Judas in a more compassionate light: he was believed to be one of Jesus’s oldest, closest, and most trusted friends. But what is the truth behind the most despised character of the Bible? Judas – My Story gives an in-depth look at the figure of Judas Iscariot: it is the tale of the misunderstood disciple. Through its pages, it wants to try to dig a little deeper and conclude that Judas was not a psychopath, diabolic, or mentally challenged man as he has always been portrayed throughout history.
Born in Santiago, Chile, on March 30, 1953, Cecilia Castellón Vera has lived in Sydney, Australia, since the late eighties.
A prolific writer in both English and Spanish, the latter being her native language, throughout her career, she has published numerous poems and essays in Spanish magazines in Sydney. Castellón Vera also received recognition for her talent, winning an award in 1993. In 1998, she took part in a bilingual poetry anthology, Over the Horizon/Sobre el Horizonte, a project conceived by the Melbourne-based La Trobe University.
After the release of her Spanish-language novel Calvary of a Life, The Awakening of a Soul, which was launched in Santiago, Chile, in 2017, she published her first book in English in 2019, Is It Love? in collaboration with her youngest daughter Michelle Santander in London, England.