The creator of the characters of THE LITTLE VAMPIRE and author of 16 novels about them spent twelve years teaching at a junior school in Hamburg Germany. It was frustration with the existing children's books at the school which lead her to try her hand at writing novels which would both educate and delight her pupils. THE LITTLE VAMPIRE books have now been translated into over twenty languages and have sold over twelve million copies worldwide. To date Sommer-Bodenburg has had over 40 books published. She is also a successful artist.