Dr E J Yeaman

Biography

I retired (early) and started a new career as a writer. I wrote short stories and articles. Some were published; some won prizes; some sank without trace.
Having heard my stories, two friends suggested I should write for children. I’d never thought of that, although I’d spent my first career communicating with young people – as a Chemistry teacher, and running clubs for badminton, chess, table tennis and hillwalking.
I tried writing for young people – and I loved it. It became my main occupation. I sent samples to publishers. One asked to see a complete story. In excitement, I sent it off. Then nothing. After four months, I rang, and was told the manuscript was being considered: I would be notified. Then more nothing. Now, after eight years, I no longer rush to the door when the letter box rattles.
But I kept writing the stories because I enjoyed it so much. Until, in late 2013, I learned I could publish my stories and games as e-books. Since then, I’ve been polishing and issuing some of them. I hope everyone enjoys reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Check out the series:
C: Charades – party game – a new twist to the traditional game.
D: Diagags – party game – gags written as plays for two people.
M: My Story – novels – classical stories, told by the heroes.
O: One-Offs – party game – guess the titles, not quite the classical ones.
P: Pop Tales – short stories – inspired by 60s and 70s hit songs.
Q: Quote-Outs – word games – can you deduce the missing words?
S: Inside Story – novels – a boy’s adventures inside classical stories.
T: Troubleshooters – novels – space adventures for young people.

Where to find Dr E J Yeaman online

Books

Trouble at Ikutiki (Troubleshooters 58)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: British English. Published: June 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony (13), an agent of the Galactic Federation, obtains special permission for his dad to visit Federation headquarters. But, when a prospector’s ship crashes on the planet Ikutiki 6, Tony’s dad sees more of the Federation than they expect. (story length 6 500 words)
Trouble on Uaiu 2 (Troubleshooters 57)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,040. Language: British English. Published: June 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
When the ruler of one rainy, muddy town kidnaps the Princess of another rainy, muddy town on the planet Uaiu 2, the Galactic Federation sends two young agents, Bea (11) and her cousin, Tony (13) to investigate. (story length 12 100 words)
Trouble on Piuri 5 (Troubleshooters 56)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: British English. Published: June 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
When a man-eating hamja kills the leader of the sea-dwelling people of the planet Piuri 5, the Galactic Federation orders the young agent, Bea, to go with the hunter who will remove it. (story length 5 900 words)
Trouble on Jadti 6 (Troubleshooters 55)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,030. Language: British English. Published: June 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Two boys from the planet Naxi 17 are terrorising and robbing the peaceful people of Jadti 6. The Galactic Federation sends two Troubleshooters, Tony (13) and Bea (11, his girl cousin) to stop them. (story length 7 100 words)
Trouble on Ixi Ixo 9 (Troubleshooters 54)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,440. Language: British English. Published: June 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
When Talypso’s father disappears while exploring a heap of huge rocks on the planet Ixi Ixo 9, the Galactic Federation sends Tony (13) and his girl cousin, Bea (11), to look for him. (story length 8 500 words)
Trouble on Quaha 10 (Troubleshooters 7)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,680. Language: British English. Published: May 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony (13) and Bea (11, his girl cousin), young agents of the Galactic Federation, are sent to investigate a boy’s cry for help from the planet Quaha 10. (story length 13 700 words)
Dangers Among the Dancers (Troubleshooters 6)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,320. Language: British English. Published: May 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Who wrecked the base of the Galactic Federation on the planet Dancer 88? Why did a boy in agony transport there from Dancer 61? Six trainee agents of the Galactic Federation, including Tony (nearly 13) and his girl cousin, Bea (11½) are ordered to find out. (story length 53 200 words)
Challenge on Teapot 11 (Troubleshooters 5)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: British English. Published: May 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Two traders failed to return from a large city, mostly abandoned, on the planet Teapot 11. Tony (nearly 13) and his girl cousin, Bea (11½), are sent with the team to investigate. (story length 57 100 words)
Lost on Kyni 9 (Troubleshooters 4)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,900. Language: British English. Published: May 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony (nearly 13) and his girl cousin, Bea (11½), are sent with a Negotiator to the planet Kyni 9, whose leader wants to buy ten thousand fenceposts. Ten thousand fenceposts! But, if she wasn’t going to build a fence, what was she going to do with them? (story length 52 700 words)
Escape on Yband 4 (Troubleshooters 3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,170. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony (nearly 13) and his girl cousin, Bea (11½), are training to be agents of the Galactic Federation on the planet Yband 4 when two crooks escape in a damaged ship from the prison on Yband 5. (story length 51 100 words).
Detour to Didgery 2 (Troubleshooters 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,870. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Why did one of the Sea People of the planet Didgery 2 use the transporter to Vinson 5 although he knew it would injure him? Tony (nearly 13) and his girl cousin, Bea (11½) are sent to find out. (story length 58 000 words).
Rescue on Xavu 6 (Troubleshooters 1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,490. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
When Tony (nearly 13) and Bea (his girl cousin, 11½) accidentally discover the secret Earth base of the Galactic Federation, they are asked to join the team to look for their Uncle Simon, who has failed to return from the planet Xavu 6. (story length 42 500 words).
The Casebook of Sixy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: British English. Published: May 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
My mate, Sixy, is only twelve, but he reckons he’s the greatest detective in the world. In A Circular Rossington and three other stories I tell about some of the trouble he’s got himself – and me – into. (total length 9500 words)
The Return of Sixy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: British English. Published: May 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
My mate, Sixy, is only twelve, but he reckons he’s the greatest detective in the world. In The Blue Window and three other stories I tell about some of the trouble he’s got himself – and me – into. (total length 8900 words)
The Memoirs of Sixy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
My mate, Sixy, is only twelve, but he reckons he’s the greatest detective in the world. In The Case of the Missing Moggie and three other stories I tell about some of the trouble he’s got himself – and me – into. (total length 8500 words)
The Adventures of Sixy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,720. Language: British English. Published: May 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
My mate, Sixy, is only twelve, but he reckons he’s the greatest detective in the world. In Painting the Roses Red and three other stories, I tell about some of the trouble he’s got himself – and me – into. (total length 8700 words)
Trouble on Heaj 4 (Troubleshooters 69)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,780. Language: British English. Published: January 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Bea, young agent of the Galactic Federation, is sent to the planet Trohi 11 to help to question a drug dealer. The job is as dull as she expects – until a clue leads her to the planet Heaj 4. (Story length 10 000 words)
Trouble for Doc Y (Troubleshooters 68)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,340. Language: British English. Published: January 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
When Dr Yeaman follows a headless man into a strange hut in the middle of a Scottish wood, he drops Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, into a perilous investigation on Earth. (Story length 21 000 words)
Trouble on Dinc 27 (Troubleshooters 52)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,520. Language: Australian English. Published: January 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tloise, a spoiled young prince, goes missing on the planet Dinc 27. Bea, young agent of the Galactic Federation, is sent to look for him. But Tloise has learned a dangerous secret. (Story length 26 000 words)
Over the Rainbow (One-Offs 6)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
Fun for your next party. Eight brief stories. Can you deduce the last word of each – not quite the same as a colour of the rainbow!
Foul Seasons (One-Offs 5)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,600. Language: British English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
Can you work them out? Each missing word is only one letter different from the name of a season of the year. An entertaining and challenging party game.
Trouble on E-Dry 1 (Troubleshooters 17)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,120. Language: British English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
The hijack of a luxury space liner. The troubles of the peaceful people of E-Dry 1. Are they connected? Another mission for Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation. (story length 40 000 words.)
Trouble at the Hy 9 Hunt (Troubleshooters 37)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,750. Language: British English. Published: October 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony, young agent of the Galactic Federation, is delighted when he is invited to watch the famous Hunt on the planet Hy 9. But someone is determined to ruin it. (Story length 26 600 words.)
Trouble on Mimmi 16 (Troubleshooters 38)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,770. Language: British English. Published: October 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, discover a plot to steal hundreds of spades from the planet Mimmi 16. Yes: spades. (Story length 36 400 words.)
Trouble on Ogohoi 8 (Troubleshooters 42)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: British English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Why have the leaders of the planet Ogohoi 8 built a huge new army camp? Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, make a secret night-time visit to find out. (Story length 6 400 words.)
Trouble on Lumna 2 (Troubleshooters 21)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: British English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony, young agent of the Galactic Federation, investigates an attempted murder on the planet Lumna 2, which is ruled by women. Could it be the start of a men’s lib rebellion? (Story length 6 800 words.)
Trouble on Eppe 4 (Troubleshooters 22)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,460. Language: British English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, join the team to help the planet Eppe 4 to join the Federation. But not all the natives want the talks to succeed.... (Story length 15 400 words.)
Trouble on Baboo 9 (Troubleshooters 23)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,220. Language: British English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Where does the crooked scientist get his ‘Water of Youth’? Tony, young agent of the Galactic Federation, stows away on his spaceship to find out. (Story length 12 400 words.)
Trouble on Chyne 2 (Troubleshooters 41)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Who framed Csam for cheating in the vital exam on the planet Chyne 2? Another problem for Tony, young agent of the Galactic Federation.
Trouble with Spiders (Troubleshooters 48)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,480. Language: British English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Why would anyone run a spider farm? And why would anyone sabotage it? Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, investigate. (Story length 25 400 words.)
James Bend (One-Offs 7)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: British English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
Fun for your next party. Six comedy sketches for two voices. Guess the titles, which are only one letter different from titles of James Bond movies.
Trouble on Uth 14 (Troubleshooters 64)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,110. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony, young agent of the Galactic Federation, knows what he has to do: remove ninety-six man-eating animals from the orchards of the planet Uth 14. Who is trying to stop him? (story length 36 500 words)
Trouble on Gzud 5 (Troubleshooters 63)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,590. Language: British English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Can Vosh, young trainee agent of the Galactic Federation, find out why visitors to the planet Gzud 5 do weird things? Especially when he does weird things himself. (story length 31 500 words)
Trouble on Ta-a-a 7 (Troubleshooters 61)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,070. Language: British English. Published: November 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
When their friends disappear in the unexplored jungle of the planet Ta-a-a 7, Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, go to look for them. (story length 14 400 words)
Trouble on Java 19 (Troubleshooters 45)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,820. Language: British English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Why has the price of java juice risen so much? Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, reckon the investigation needs a simple trip to the planet Java 19. Until they learn the reason. (story length 20 200 words)
Trouble for Snale (Troubleshooters 40)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,860. Language: British English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Earth (Sol 3) won’t be invited to join the Galactic Federation. So why does the Federation have a secret base on Earth? (story length 31 700 words)
Trouble on Abzuke 5 (Troubleshooters 33)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,800. Language: British English. Published: November 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
On a visit to a tribe on the newly-discovered planet, Abzuke 5, Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, learn the leader is ill-treating the people. And he’ll do anything to stop them reporting it. (story length 35 300 words)
Nigel Loring - My Story (from Sir Nigel)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,060. Language: British English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle regarded his historical novel, Sir Nigel, as vastly superior to his Sherlock Holmes stories. This is Sir Nigel, told by Nigel Loring himself. (story length 63 600 words)
Scrooge - My Story (from A Christmas Carol)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,290. Language: British English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics
This is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, told by Scrooge. (story length 16 000 words)
D'Artagnan - My Story (from The Three Musketeers)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,960. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics
This is Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, as told by the hero, d’Artagnan. (story length 73 500 words)
Edward and Tom - Our Story (from The Prince and the Pauper)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,700. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics
This is Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, told by the two boys themselves. (story length 41 300 words)
Oliver Twist - My Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,490. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics
This is Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, told by Oliver himself, with a few added scenes that Dickens must surely have intended. (story length 38 100 words)
Dorincourt - My Story (from Little Lord Fauntleroy)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,700. Language: British English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics
This is Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Little Lord Fauntleroy, as told by the Earl of Dorincourt. (story length: 18 800 words)
Amazing Grace (A Presentation on the Life of John Newton)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: British English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
In this inspirational one-hour presentation, John Newton tells the story of his life, from dissolute sailor to revered Christian preacher, illustrated by six of his hymns and four extracts from his writings.
Trouble on Ch-Ch 4 (Troubleshooters 59)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,640. Language: British English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tools disappear from a mine, deep in the planet Ch-Ch 4. Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, go to investigate. They guard the mine – but more tools disappear. (Story length 35 200 words.)
Mrs Beeton and Fellow Puzzlers (Quote-Outs 2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: British English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
A new challenge for word game fans. From the given clues, can you deduce the words missing from short quotations from classic books?
Oliver Twist and Fellow Puzzlers (Quote-Outs 1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,430. Language: British English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
A new challenge for word game fans. From the given clues, can you deduce the words missing from short quotations from classic books?
Out of the Sun and Other Pop Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,780. Language: British English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Six original stories inspired by chart hits by Elvis Presley, Wings (Paul McCartney), Terry Jacks and others.
Scarlet Ribbons and Other Pop Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: British English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Six original stories inspired by chart hits by the Four Seasons, the Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard and others.
Plan D and Other Pop Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Six original stories inspired by chart hits by the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, the Bee Gees and others.
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