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 and continued with adventure mysteries. After being conventionally published by 2 publishers in South Africa, the author began self-publishing her books with great success in 2013. There are 9 published novels and counting.
The youth novels are featured on the website http://www.evadeen.wixsite.com/youngbooks.
And the website that features the mystery-novels is: http://www.evadeen.wixsite.com/novels
There are blogs on both websites and you can watch short book trailers or listen to 20-minute readings.
You can also visit the author profiles on Goodreads, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and the author page on Facebook and link up with Evadeen Brickwood.

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.

Videos

Interview on South African TV
Evadeen is answering questions in a 3-minute interview on the Morning Life show about her novel "A Half Moon Adventure"

Interview at Book Fair Jan 2019
Evadeen attended the Readers and Writers Book Fair at Moors Castle near Johannesburg on 26 January 2019. Here, she answers questions by Kim Hunter of Tango with Text.

Interview at ITV Studios in Johannesburg
Evadeen is speaking to Julie Alli of ITV at their studios in Johannesburg. This interview is about 15 minutes long.

Interview about youth fantasy novels
Evadeen Brickwood speaks to musician Bernard Griesel in her garden in Johannesburg in 2015. They chat about her time travel series "Remember the Future" and in particular about the first book in the series "Children of the Moon", which won the Book Talk Radio Club Award for Best Science Fiction in 2017.

Interview about the Africa-novel Singing Lizards
In 2015, Evadeen Brickwood was first interviewed by Bernard Griesel at home in Johannesburg about her new novel 'Singing Lizards' and her own journey to Africa.

Audio of the book "The Rhino Whisperer"
The first chapters of Evadeen Brickwood's books (or parts of the first chapter) are now online, read by voice artist Rio Koviak from Los Angeles. Here you can listen to part of the first chapter of the crime mystery novel 'The Rhino Whisperer'.

Audio from the youth novel "Children of the Moon"
The first chapters of Evadeen Brickwood's books (or parts of the first chapter) are now online, read by voice artist Rio Koviak from Los Angeles. Here you can listen to the first and second chapters of the award-winning youth novel 'Children of the Moon'.

Books

Der Nashorn Flüsterer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,030. Language: German. Published: June 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Ein neuer Roman aus Südafrika. Diesmal erschüttern die Morde an einem Ranger und einem seltenen Nashorn die ländliche Gemeinde von Rutgersdrift an der Grenze zu Botswana. Das Leben der Finnin Sofia Helenius, die im idyllischen Shangari Safaripark lebt, wird auf den Kopf gestellt. Dann passiert im entfernten Johannesburg ein weiterer Mord.
A Half Moon Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,910. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
As if growing up in the seventies wasn’t difficult enough, teenager Isabell Bertrand is also too rebellious for her parents’ liking. A novel treatment with hypnosis appears to be the perfect remedy and Dr. Albrecht regresses Isabell to her early childhood and even further back in time. When she is invited to a wedding in Pakistan, she makes a shocking discovery.
The Secret of the Bird God
Series: Remember the Future. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,040. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, 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. Audio inside book!
The Rhino Whisperer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,140. 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. Audio inside!
Abenteuer Halbmond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,650. Language: German. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, 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. Hörprobe im Buch!
Singende Eidechsen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,660. 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,140. Language: English (South African dialect). 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? Audio Inside!
Kinder des Mondes
Series: Erinnerung an die Zukunft, Buch 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: German. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » 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: 5,140. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Football, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Football
(3.00 from 1 review)
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 Evadeen Brickwood' youth fantasy books.
The Speaking Stone of Caradoc
Series: Remember the Future, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,760. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
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. Audio inside!
Children of the Moon
Series: Remember the Future, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,820. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, 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. This YA novel won the Book Talk Radio Club Award 2017 in Science Fiction.

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