About the author
Brenda’s deep love of nature prompted her to write “The Doughty Warriors” series. She hopes it will help children understand how important it is to preserve our planet, and to play their part in doing so.
Having spent happy childhood years in Malaysia, she returned to the country as an adult and was horrified. In the past twenty years, 80% of the South East Asian rain forest has been decimated. Instead we now have palm oil plantations extending for hundreds of miles and uncontrolled logging.
Brenda has always been captivated by the power of description in the writing of others. From the earliest age she loved nature. As a child, she spent many happy hours in the African bush and in the Malaysian forests with binoculars seeking out and observing the wild life.
HE Richard O'Brien
Irish Ambassador to Singapore 2006 - 2010
"A beautifully written work of real intellectual achievement and indeed a work of much more than ordinary novel enjoyment. The adventures of the doughty warriors - Joseph - Vinod - Xin Hui - Ibrahim - little Faradilla with Katak - and the late comer Toby Profundo - is a tale of critical importance to all of us who take seriously our presence in this remarkable place we call planet earth. For their story is our own drama as we - all of us who share and value the joys and challenges of both human and environment solidarity - take responsibility for this place in the galaxy we call our home."