Evadeen Brickwood

Biography

I grew up in Germany with 2 sisters and studied cultural sciences and languages. As a teenager and in my twenties I traveled extensively. Feeling adventurous and with a new qualification as a translator under my belt, I moved to Africa in 1988. I worked as a secretary and language teacher in Botswana, but after a while I contemplated returning to Europe. South Africa seemed a better option and I soon settled in Johannesburg. My South African life began.
I met and married my German husband and we raised 2 daughters. I studied computers, worked as a corporate software trainer and professional translator and in 2003, I began writing novels.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
My last publisher closed down when the economic crisis struck in 2008. The children's editor at Random House advised me to start writing novels for adults, because the demand for youth novels was flagging. But it was a mission to contact agencies and publishers. I knew there was interest for my books and translated some of them into German. A best-selling author told me about online-publishing. I found out about Smashwords and never looked back.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I am blessed with a vivid imagination and it was quite a thrill when my very first test reader - a seasoned journalist - came back with the verdict that 'Children of the Moon' was fantastic and reminded him of the Harry Potter books. A nice "well-done" would have made me happy, too.
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Where to find Evadeen Brickwood online


Videos

Interview In Johannesburg
Evadeen Brickwood speaks to Musician Bernard Griesel about "Remember the Future", her time travel adventure series for kids

Children of the Moon - Slideshow
We put together a slideshow to illustrate the storyline of "Children of the Moon" a bit and give you some interesting facts about prehistoric times.

Bilder zu "Kinder des Mondes"
Eine Slideshow mit Bildern zur Geschichte von "Kinder des Mondes". Dazu noch etwas Interessantes zum Thema Vorgeschichte.

Books

Kinder des Mondes
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Series: Erinnerung an die Zukunft, Buch 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,750. Language: German. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Könnt Ihr Euch vorstellen auf einmal in der Vergangenheit zu leben? Nicht letztes Jahr oder bei den Römern, sondern vor richtig langer Zeit? Katherine, Trevor und Chryseis erfinden einen Zeitportalfinder und reisen in die vorgeschichtliche Stadt Sydonia und eine phantastische, vergessene Welt - und die gab es vor 12 000 Jahren.
An African Soccer Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Football
In this free short story, all a young boy from a South African village wants to do is play soccer. When a scout from the big city arrives, Thulani doesn't pay much attention to the visitor. But like any other boy at school, he hopes to be chosen for the soccer academy.
The Speaking Stone of Caradoc
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Series: Remember the Future, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
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The story picks up where ‘Children of the Moon’ left off. Katherine, Chryseis and Trevor sail across a prehistoric ocean to the island of D’ântilla. When they arrive, the discovery of a stolen Speaking Stone soon leads to their arrest. The time travelers encounter many dangers before they find out why everybody in the ancient ‘known world’ seems to be after this coveted stone
Children of the Moon
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Series: Remember the Future, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,810. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Ancient Civilizations
Can you imagine, suddenly living in the past? Not last year or in the Roman empire, but a really long time ago? Katherine, Trevor and Chryseis invent a time-portal-finder and travel 12 000 years back in time to the astonishing city of Cydonia and a fantastic forgotten world.

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