j.n.m. redelinghuys was born in 786 in Styria. ze was sired as a vampire by the Karnstein family 25 years later. fleeing to Britain, ze adopted the identity of Morgaine of the Fairies. finding zir way to South Africa in the 1950s, ze fed indiscriminately on members of the National Party. ze is currently studying for a PhD in embodied composition, blood magic, and necromancy, ironically with the notable vampire hunter Prof. Williams Brooks.