Theo Barkel wanted to be a writer since his youth. Inspired by series as Doctor Who an Perry Rhodan he started writing at the age of 8, (or 7, or 6…)
Besides his horrorseries Shadajaël, several of his short story’s are published. Shortly after the publication of his novel The Grumpy Sword (Het Chagrijnige Slagzwaard) he was compared to the British writer Terry Pratchett. Besides his work as an author he has been the chief editor of the oldest Dutch SciFi and Fantasy magazine, SF-Terra, for several years.