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.
The young adult books are featured on my website http://www.evadeen.wix.com/youngbooks
The novels website is: http://www.evadeen.wix.com/novels
I blog on both websites and you can also visit my profile on Goodreads and Wattpad and leave comments.

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.
Read more of this interview.

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.

Accidental Selfies
Evadeen is trying to find out how to record a video during the heatwave of February 2015

The Speaking Stone of Caradoc
Watch pictures of the story of the "Speaking Stone of Caradoc", sequel to "Children of the Moon"

Singing Lizards Interview
An interview with author Evadeen Brickwood on her new novel "Singing Lizards". She talks about her experiences in Africa and what inspired her to write the book.

A brief trip to Botswana
I want to show you a few locations mentioned in the book "Singing Lizards"

Eine Kurzreise nach Botswana
Hier gibt es ein paar Bilder zu den Schauplätzen im Buch "Singende Eidechsen" zu sehen.

Books

Singende Eidechsen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,680. Language: German. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Bridget Reinhold ist nicht sehr abenteuerlustig, doch als ihre Schwester Claire in Afrika verschwindet, hält sie nichts mehr in England. Ohne gross zu überlegen begibt sie sich in Botswana auf die Suche. Trotz Schwierigkeiten gibt sie nicht auf. Wie kommt es dann, dass Bridget vergisst warum sie in Afrika ist? Auf einmal scheint alles schief zu laufen. Steckt da etwa Übersinnliches dahinter?
Singing Lizards
Price: Free! Words: 97,840. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Bridget Reinhold is not exactly the adventurous type. But when her sister Claire disappears in Southern Africa, nothing can keep her in England. She launches herself into the search and despite major challenges, she doesn’t give up. Soon, Bridget is plunged into turmoil as everything seems to be going wrong. Just coincidence or is there something more sinister at work?
Kinder des Mondes
Series: Erinnerung an die Zukunft, Buch 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,750. Language: German. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Football, 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. If you liked the story, check out my youth novel "Children of the Moon", a time travel adventure. Download it for free in May
The Speaking Stone of Caradoc
Series: Remember the Future, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: 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
Series: Remember the Future, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,810. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: 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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