Nael Roberts (Nael is pronounced ‘Nile’) was born in 1964 in the North East of England and later moved to London, where he worked briefly for the BBC.
In 1988, he wrote the original version of ‘Legacy of the Vampire’, which was called at that time ‘Seduction of Evil’. Its title was changed after advice from a publisher, recommending that the subject matter of ‘vampire’ should be put into the title.
The original version was revisited in 2013 and subsequently published as an e-book, closely followed by the second and third instalments that year also.
Nael attributes much of his fervent imagination to watching many old Hammer Horror movies and comic books as a child, culminating in his own publication of comic books with his grammar-school classmates.
Each book generally takes Nael a month to actually write, but several months to research.
All of the characters are derived from Nael’s own personality, however the names of the characters are derived from associates’ feline friends.
Books 2 and 3 of the Communicator/Vampire Chronicles were based in Durham, a city which he still visits to this day.