Dr E J Yeaman

Biography

I retired (early) and decided to start 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 just kept writing the stories because I enjoyed it so much. Until, in late 2013, I learned that 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.
TROUBLESHOOTERS: My friends’ advice reminded me of a story I’d started years before – about an Earth boy who became an agent of the Galactic Federation because he could sense the minds of the people of other planets. I started the story again, giving the boy a new name, Tony, and a girl companion, his cousin Bea, hoping that girls would like to read about her. Now they’ve had adventures on more than fifty planets – in abandoned cities and busy towns; in tropical jungles and underground caves; on huge spaceships and desert islands.
INSIDE STORY: What do the Prime Minister and Harry Potter have in common? I’ve never met either of them. I only know about them because I’ve read about them and seen their pictures. That thought led me to devise an incorporator, which lets people visit stories, exploring the places and meeting the people. I gave one to an ordinary boy – Jam Rodger. Now he’s had adventures in more than thirty stories, from Oliver Twist to Alice in Wonderland; from The Wizard of Oz to The Hound of the Baskevilles.
CHARADES: When I was young, we sometimes played Charades at family parties. I liked the idea of combining a story and a puzzle. I wrote my first charades while I was still at school, but the e-book sets are more recent.
DIAGAGS: These started as Centiverbals – jokes written as dialogues of exactly 100 words, including the title. I wrote them to keep most of the Hillwalking Club amused at social evenings while two or three ladies prepared the cup of tea for the interval. That didn’t work: the ladies wanted to join in.

Where to find Dr E J Yeaman online


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!
Diagags Set U1 (with Characters Not Specified as Male and Female)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 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 G1 (with Characters Specified as Male and Female)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: British English. Published: July 25, 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!
Beware of the Apples (Inside Story 16)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: British English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
The Wicked Queen (from Snowdrop or Snow White) plots with Long John Silver (from Treasure Island) to ruin the two stories with her drugged apples. It’s Jam’s job to stop them. Jam’s adventures thrill and amuse readers young and old. (Story length 13 600 words)
Charades 6: Words Beginning with C
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: British English. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A fun party game for two to ten or more players, aged 8 to adult. Can you discover the six mystery words beginning with C?
Charades 5: Scottish Places
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: British English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A fun party game for two to ten or more players, aged 8 to adult. Can you discover the six mystery places in Scotland?
Charades 4: U.S. States
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A fun party game for two to ten or more players, aged 8 to adult. Can you discover the six mystery U.S. States?
Charades 3: Flowers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: British English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A fun party game for two to ten or more players, aged 8 to adult. Can you discover the six mystery flowers?
Charades 2: Birds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: British English. Published: March 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A fun party game for two to ten or more players, aged 8 to adult. Can you discover the six mystery birds?
Charades 1: Animals
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: British English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A fun party game for two to ten or more players, aged 8 to adult. Can you discover the six mystery animals?
The Wizard of Willow Park (Inside Story 14)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,620. Language: British English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Stapleton, the villain from The Hound of the Baskervilles, bribes the slimy banker, Ralph Nickleby, to take characters from Nicholas Nickleby to The Wizard of Oz. Jam is a Guardian of children’s stories. His mission: find and return those characters before both stories are ruined. Jam’s adventures thrill and amuse readers young and old. (Story length 23 500 words)
Nemmacbeth (Inside Story 7)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,190. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Jam is a young Guardian of stories. Narcissus the handsome hero of a Greek myth, is kidnapped while Jam is guarding him. Jam trails them – through the posh mansion in Emma to the moor in the storm in Macbeth. Can Jam rescue Narcissus and save the stories? Jam’s adventures thrill and amuse readers young and old. (Story length 17 700 words)
Saving a Buck (Inside Story 11)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,320. Language: British English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Abanazar, the cruel villain from Aladdin, persuades Mary Lennox, the young heroine of The Secret Garden, to rescue Buck, the dog, from the icy Arctic wastes of The Call of the Wild. Jam is a Guardian of children’s stories. Can he foil Abanazar and Mary? Jam’s adventures thrill and amuse readers young and old. (Story length 17 000 words).
5, 80 and It (Inside Story 10)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,610. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Someone kidnaps the Lamb, the toddler from Five Children and It. The other children appeal for help to Jam, who is a Guardian of children’s stories. They beg the sand-fairy to send them to the same place as the Lamb. Jam lands in Around the World in Eighty Days. But where are the five children? Jam’s adventures thrill and amuse readers young and old. (Story length 25 900 words).
The Rival Robbers (Inside Story 9)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,140. Language: British English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Two robbers – Raffles (the gentleman from A Thief in the Night) and Bill Sikes (the bruiser from Oliver Twist) – plan to steal the huge diamond from The Moonstone, and the Queen’s diamonds from The Three Musketeers. Jam is a Guardian of children’s stories. Can he stop them? Jam’s adventures thrill and amuse readers young and old. (Story length 30 300 words)
Oh, Alice, Alice, Alice! (Inside Story 8)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,880. Language: British English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Flashman, the bully from Tom Brown’s Schooldays, plans to cause trouble for a girl called Alice. Jam, a Guardian of children’s stories, has the job of protecting Alice. But there are three Alices – in Alice in Wonderland, The Children of the New Forest and The Treasure Seekers. Can Jam save them all? Jam’s adventures thrill and amuse readers young and old. (Story length 21 500 words)
Trouble on Jinji 5 (Troubleshooters 8)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,550. Language: British English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Crooks plan to hijack a valuable load of ore from a planet called Jinji 5. To prevent interference, they disable the shuttle line which passes through the planet – and that strands Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, there. They must tackle the robbers – with no help except from the proud young princess and her spiteful brother. (Story length 27 500 words)
Trouble on Galling 12 (Troubleshooters 25)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,520. Language: British English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
The planet Galling 12 has two problems. Their star footballer collapses in agony during matches; and someone is stealing the poison from the savage little animals on a ranch. The young Troubleshooters are sent to investigate. (Story length 29 900 words.)
Trouble on the Wanderer (Troubleshooters 14)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,270. Language: British English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
When an alien ship appears in the Candal system, Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, join the team that goes up to check it out. They find it easy to get into the mystery ship, but not so easy to get out of it. (Story length 36 600 words.)
Trouble on Gyit 22 (Troubleshooters 27)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: British English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
The twin son and daughter of the President of the planet Didia have disappeared. Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, are sure they were kidnapped by the ruler of Gyit 22. But that ruler is a close friend of their boss. (Story length 29 700 words.)
Trouble on Vree 20 (Troubleshooters 34)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,010. Language: British English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Robbers are stealing wild animals from the planet Vree 16. Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, track the crooks to their hideout among the two trillion people on Vree 20. (Story length 33 900 words.)
Trouble on Sting 3 (Troubleshooters 39)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,680. Language: British English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
The peaceful planet Sting 4 is suffering from global warming. The cruel young ruler of Sting 5 intends to save it by transporting all the people to the savage jungle of Sting 3. Millions would die. Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, join the team which must make him change his mind. (Story length 33 100 words.)
Trouble on Zhozo 18 (Troubleshooters 13)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,320. Language: British English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, are ordered to guard a spoiled young prince as he goes to an Outdoor Centre on the planet Zhozo 14. The job is boring – until the prince is snatched and taken to the mystery planet Zhozo 18. (Story length 39 500 words.)
Trouble in Arc 89 (Troubleshooters 35)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,090. Language: British English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Travellers are vanishing during the simple shuttle trip across Arc 89. Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, go to investigate. They can’t find a trace of the missing people – until they make the same trip. (Story length 30 100 words)
Trouble on Naxi 17 (Troubleshooters 19)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,240. Language: British English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Valuable loads of seesa nuts have been stolen from the planet Naxi 17. Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, are sent to investigate. But the weather on Naxi 17 is not kind, and neither are the natives. (Story length 31 000 words)
Trouble on Unin 1 (Troubleshooters 24)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,960. Language: British English. Published: April 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Ecoterrorists have targeted the big farm on the planet Unin 1. Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation, investigate with the doubtful help of the son and daughter of the farm’s owner. (Story length 38 500 words)
Trouble on Agla 5 (Troubleshooters 11)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,400. Language: British English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Tony and Bea are young agents of the Galactic Federation. In this adventure, Bea is kidnapped. Tony goes searching for her, facing pirates on the planet Hallixia 10, and the cruel all-women police of Agla 5. (Story length 35 700 words)
Trouble on Didia (Troubleshooters 26)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,060. Language: British English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The new President of the planet Didia plans to block an important shuttle route, and to execute the daughter of the former Vice-president. The only ones who can stop him are Tony and Bea, young agents of the Galactic Federation. (Story length 34 000 words)

Dr E J Yeaman's tag cloud

006    abanazar    aladdin    alice in wonderland    allosaurus    around the world in eighty days    bea    bean    beatles    bee gees    call of the wild    calmac    carbon dioxide    charade    charades    charles dickens    children of the new forest    cliff richard    cloudberry    comedy    conan doyle    dandelion    defoe    dialogue    dickens    dictator    dinosaur    doc y    dumas    ecocrime    ejy    elvis presley    emma    everly brothers    ferry    five children and it    flashman    football    footy    four seasons    frances hodgson burnett    fun    galactic federation    game    games    global warming    grimm    hornung    hound of the baskervilles    inside story    iona    jack london    jane austen    joke    jokes    jules verne    jungle    l frank baum    lewis carroll    macbeth    macbrayne    marryat    mull    narcissus    nemesis    nesbit    nicholas nickleby    oban    oliver twist    oxygen    party    party game    party games    paul mccartney    poaching    puzzle    quiz    radio    raffles    robinson crusoe    rolling stones    scarlet ribbons    scifi action adventure    scotland    secret garden    seven dwarfs    shakespeare    shakespeare plays    sherlock holmes    sketch    sketches    snow white    snowdrop    space    space ark    star signs    stegosaurus    stevenson    t11    t24    t26    t35    terry jacks    three musketeers    tindgalling    tony    tony and bea    treasure island    treasure seekers    trouble    troubleshooter    troubleshooters    tyrant    whistle    wizard of oz    yeaman    zodiac