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

Over the Rainbow (One-Offs 6)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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: 36,700. 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.)
Frankenstein and Fellow Puzzlers (Quote Outs 3)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: British English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and 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?
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 and 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 and 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.
Sighs of the Zodiac (One-Offs 4)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Not quite the Signs of the Zodiac! Six comedy sketches for two voices. Guess the titles, which are only one letter different from the names of Star Signs. Fun for your next party.
Beatles Bits (One-Offs 3)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: British English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The chances the Beatles missed! Six comedy sketches for two voices. Guess the titles, which are only one letter different from titles of Beatles number ones. Fun for your next party.
Dickens Words (One-Off 2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: British English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The chances that Dickens missed! Six comedy sketches for two voices. Guess the titles, which are only one letter different from titles of novels of Dickens. Fun for your next party.
Shakespeare's Ploys (One-Off 1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The chances that Shakespeare missed! Eight comedy sketches for two voices. Guess the titles, which are only one letter different from titles of plays of Shakespeare. Fun for your next party.
Trouble on Fazgo 15 (Troubleshooters 47)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,350. Language: British English. Published: December 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Hais, a young agent of the Galactic Federation, disappears on the planet Fazgo 15. Her friends, Bea and Tony, must find her before the moons come up. (Story length 15 100 words.)
Trouble on Uoquo 2 (Troubleshooters 50)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,450. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, are sent to guard a new gun while it’s being tested in a remote jungle on the planet Uoquo 2. But that’s not the simple job it seems. (Story length 18 200 words.)
Trouble for Sitsit (Troubleshooters 44)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: British English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
A rich man has forced a small tribe to move from their tropical island on the planet Junic 6 to a cold, miserable river bank on Obbo 4. Can Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, help them to return? (Story length 9 500 words.)
Trouble for Draco (Troubleshooters 53)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: British English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, don’t think much of Kalvac or his ‘great’ invention. So they don’t guard it as carefully as they should. (Story length 7 600 words.)
Trouble with Dominal (Troubleshooters 49)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: British English. Published: November 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Moderato confesses to Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, that he has given away jewels worth more than £500 000. Their investigation exposes a frightening threat. (Story length 11 900 words.)
Sailing from Oban to Mull - What to Look for
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: British English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Do you know how much you can see from the ferry during the forty-minute trip from Oban to Craignure (Isle of Mull, Scotland)? This guide gives more than twenty sights to look for.
Diagags Set M (with No Female Characters)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: British English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Party fun! Twelve one-minute sketches for two voices. Take turns to read them out. Everyone can be a comedy star!
Diagags Set F (with No Male Characters)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: British English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Party fun! Twelve one-minute sketches for two voices. Take turns to read them out. Everyone can be a comedy star!
Diagags Set U4 (with Characters Not Specified as Male and Female)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: British English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Party fun! Twelve one-minute sketches for two voices. Take turns to read them out. Everyone can be a comedy star!
Diagags Set G4 (with Characters Specified as Male and Female)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: British English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Party fun! Twelve one-minute sketches for two voices. Take turns to read them out. Everyone can be a comedy star!
Diagags Set U3 (with Characters Not Specified as Male and Female)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: British English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Party fun! Twelve one-minute sketches for two voices. Take turns to read them out. Everyone can be a comedy star!
Diagags Set G3 (with Characters Specified as Male and Female)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: British English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Party fun! Twelve one-minute sketches for two voices. Take turns to read them out. Everyone can be a comedy star!
Diagags Set U2 (with Characters Not Specified as Male and Female)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: British English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Party fun! Twelve one-minute sketches for two voices. Take turns to read them out. Everyone can be a comedy star!
Diagags Set G2 (with Characters Specified as Male and Female)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: British English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Party fun! Twelve one-minute sketches for two voices. Take turns to read them out. Everyone can be a comedy star!
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