Evadeen Brickwood

Biography

Evadeen Brickwood grew up with two sisters in Germany and studied cultural sciences and languages. As a young woman, she travelled extensively and many of her books are inspired by her experiences abroad. Feeling adventurous, the newly qualified translator moved to Africa in 1988 and worked for two years as a secretary and language teacher in Botswana. The author eventually settled in South Africa, where she got married and raised two daughters. In Johannesburg, Evadeen Brickwood studied computers and management of training and worked as a corporate software trainer, professional translator and lecturer at WITS University. In 2003, she began her writing career with youth novels in the ‘Remember the Future’ series, about adventures in prehistory. The author now self-publishes. There are 8 published novels and counting.
The time travel books are featured on my website http://www.evadeen.wixsite.com/youngbooks
The novels website is: http://www.evadeen.wixsite.com/novels
I blog on both websites and you can also visit my profile on Goodreads and Facebook to get in touch with me.

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


Where to buy in print


Videos

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

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

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.

Booktrailer - Singing Lizards
A short excursion to Botswana

Buchtrailer - Singende Eidechsen
Ein kurzer Ausflug nach Botswana

Buchtrailer - Abenteuer Halbmond
Ein kurzer Ausflug ins Buch

Buchtrailer - Kinder des Mondes
Das erste Buch der Jugendreihe "Erinnerung an die Zukunft"

Booktrailer - Children of the Moon
The first book in the "Remember the Future" youth series

Booktrailer - The Speaking Stone of Caradoc
The sequel to "Children of the Moon"

Books

The Secret of the Bird God
Series: Remember the Future. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,340. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The three time travellers are shipwrecked on the coast of prehistoric North Africa and cannot go back to the future just yet. Instead, they are taken east and a host of new, exciting adventures awaits them. Birds seem very important here and the children find out why.
The Rhino Whisperer
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 93,830. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Sofia Helenius is from Finland and lives in South Africa with her boyfriend Tom Rutgers, owner of the Shangari Safari Park. Sofia is tormented by a secret she yearns to share with Tom, but cruel events grab the limelight and put everything else in the shade.
Abenteuer Halbmond
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: German. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Als ob Erwachsenwerden in den siebziger Jahren nicht schon schwierig genug wäre! Teenager Isabell Bertrand ist zu rebellisch und eine neue Behandlungsmethode mit Hypnose soll Abhilfe schaffen. Kann diese in Seidensaris gekleidete Schönheit wirklich sie selbst gewesen sein? Jahre später wird Isabell zu einer Hochzeit in Pakistan eingeladen - mit unerwarteten Folgen.
Singende Eidechsen
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 96,660. Language: German. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Mystery & detective » 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: $3.95 USD. Words: 98,230. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,150. Language: German. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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 eine phantastische, vergessene Welt, die es vor 12 000 Jahren gab - aber nicht jeder meint es gut mit ihnen.
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
(3.00)
Download this short story for free.Thulani grows up in a South African village and all he wants to do is play soccer. When a scout from the big city arrives, Thulani doesn't pay much attention to the visitor and is far more interested in a special girl at school. If you liked Thulani's story, check out the youth books
The Speaking Stone of Caradoc
Series: Remember the Future, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,190. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
In the sequel, 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’ wants this coveted stone so badly
Children of the Moon
Series: Remember the Future, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,310. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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. Soon they wonder, if it wasn't a mistake after all. Award-winning novel.

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