Brenda Mohammed is a renowned, multi-genre, award-winning author, and poet from Trinidad in the Caribbean.
To date she has written twenty-seven books and published three anthologies.
The former Bank Manager holds a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers in London.
Brenda also obtained a Diploma in Life Underwriting from the American College, USA and qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association for Financial Professionals, six times in a row.
Brenda's writing career sparked after her near-death experience with Cancer and her recovery.
In 2013, she wrote the book, ‘I am Cancer Free,’ which became a best seller.
That gave her the encouragement to continue writing.
Some of her books won multiple awards.
Besides awards for her books, she received several Global Literature awards.
She also fell in love with writing poetry and published four poetry books, with one in bi-lingual - English and Spanish.
On 7th November 2018, Yvonne Webb of the Trinidad Newsday newspaper wrote an article about her.
In November 2018, Brenda received two awards from Readers Favorite International at an award ceremony at Regency Hotel in Miami for two of her books, Zeeka Chronicles and I Am Cancer Free.
In December 2018, she was featured in the issue of the Presbyterian News in Trinidad and Tobago.
On 17th November 2019, Alem Hailu of the Sunday Edition of the Ethiopian Herald published an interview with her.
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, host Barbara Ehrentreu of RR Tales from the pages interviewed her and another author on her radio station.
On 16th February 2020 Alem Hailu of the Ethiopian Herald reviewed and published a Review on Brenda’s book, How to Write for Success. The article was entitled, "How to melt the world into words".
Some of her poetry appeared in prestigious journals and anthologies in India, Kazakhstan. and other parts of the world
Her work in Literature for Suicide Prevention is recognized worldwide. She was the driving force in the production of the Anthology, A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives Volumes 1 and 2. The books topped the charts on Amazon and made Best Seller No. 1 within the space of a few days. Together with 87 co-authors, Brenda also published a ground-breaking Anthology, Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence on March 5th, 2020.
The book contained an article by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Trinidad, Right Reverend Joy Abdul-Mohan. The Anthology topped the charts of Amazon in a few days and became an Amazon bestseller No 1
After the success of her self-help book, How to Write for Success, she founded the Literary Forum How to Write for Success, with sub-groups - Poems for Suicide Prevention, How to Write for Success Library and Poems against Domestic Violence.
In October 2018, Brenda was appointed as an Honorary Member of the World Higher Literary Academic Council of World Nations Writers' Union of Kazakhstan.
On 29 December 2018, she was awarded the World Laureate in Literature by World Nations Writers' Union.
On 31 December 2018, she received a Certificate of Honour for serving as a juror in an International Poetry Contest sponsored by the World Nations Writers' Union.
In August 2019, she received the World Poetic Star Award from World Nations Writers' Union.
In May 2020, World Nations Writers' Union awarded her a world rare and precious prize 'For Merits to the Development of World Literature' This award was given in consideration of life time achievements in terms of thoughts, mentorship and precision of pen. Brenda, along with nine other writers, received this award in her personal capacity, as well as for the Literary Facebook Forum she founded How to Write for Success
On 8th June 2020, World Nations Writers’ Union again awarded her a World's Best Literary Jury Member Award 2020 for being a Jury member with great evaluation skills and who had supported in evaluating hundreds of submissions for various contests conducted by the Union.
On 30 December 2018, she received a Global Literature Guardian Award from Motivational Strips and Associates, the world’s most active writers’ forum.
In March 2019, Motivational Strips and its Nominating Authorities awarded her with a Golden Dove of Peace award.
She was appointed as Regional Director, Operations, Motivational Strips, the world’s most active writers’ forum, by the Founder Shiju H Pallithazheth.
On 16 October 2019, she was awarded the Order of Shakespeare Medal by Motivational Strips.
On 20th February 2020, Brenda Mohammed was honoured by Motivational Strips with the Peacock Opinion Award, which is the highest level of honour awarded to authors who have shown exceptional support to World Literature
UNION HISPANIOMUNDIAL DE ESCRITORES, PERU
In June 2019, she was appointed as National President of the Union of Writers, Union Hispaniomundial de Escritores for Trinidad and Tobago by Carlos Hugo Garrido Chalen, the President and Founder.
On 22 February 2020, she was honoured with a World Award of Excellence in Literature 2019-2020 by the Provincial Municipality of Urubamba, Republic Government of Peru. The certificate of honour was issued by Luis Alberto Valcarcel Villegas, Mayor of Urubamba. The world award of excellence 2019-2020 was conducted by the Government of Peru jointly with their Associates Motivational Strips, Worlds Most active writers’ online forum, World Nations Writers Union, Kazakhstan, and the Union Hispanomundial De Escritores, Peru.
Mrs. Brenda Mohammed was one of the selected poets from Trinidad for this highly distinguished honour.
On 31 August 2019, she was honored by the Seychelles Government Accredited Literary Society [ LLSF] for her contribution to World Poetry, creativity, and writing expertise.
GUJARAT SAHITYA AKADEMI
On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Brenda was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.
PUBLISHED BOOKS BY GENRE AND AWARDS.
Adventures of Squeaky Doo – Five exciting travel Memoirs of a Teddy Bear that children love.
She Cried for Me – the heart-wrenching autobiography of a stray dog. The book is also available in Audio and is a best seller on Audible.com
Crime fiction/ Mysteries
The Gift of Love: Barry Holmes Mysteries Book 1 – a crime fiction/romance that once topped the Amazon charts in all three categories of Kidnapping Thrillers, Private Investigation Mysteries, and Conspiracy Thrillers, and is an Amazon bestseller No 1.
The Axe Murderer: Barry Holmes Mysteries Book 2 – a crime fiction highlighting kidnapping for ransom.
What happened to Mary Loo: Barry Holmes Mysteries Book 3 – a suspense filled mystery about a businesswoman who mysteriously disappeared just after the CoVid 19 lockdown.
Barry Holmes Mysteries: Tales of Mysterious Disappearances – Three mind- blowing tales of mystery.
I am Cancer Free: A Memoir – the true story of the author's miraculous recovery from cancer and the winner of two prestigious awards, and an Amazon bestseller.
Winner in the category Health and Fitness in Readers Favorite International Book Awards 2018.
Memoirs of Dr. A. M. Khan: Journey of an Educator – gives a glimpse into life in the days of Indentureship in Trinidad and Tobago.
The book received four five-star reviews from Readers Favorite in 2018.
My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living – a motivational memoir of Brenda's life in the banking sector.
Retirement is Fun: A new Chapter – filled with travel adventures after the author moved on from a banking career. She demonstrates clearly when one door closes, many others open.
Travel Memoirs with Pictures: Exploring the world – a pictorial memoir of the author's travels around the world and is great for travel inspiration.
Your Time Is Now: A Time to be Born and a Time to Die – gives answers to compelling questions and will help you find your purpose in Life.
Strength for the Disheartened: Motivational Poems – a collection of poems to motivate and inspire.
Dreams of the Heart: A Poetry Collection – a selection of a number of unique poems for romantic poetry lovers.
A Road travelled: Poetry to Delight – the book features a wide range of inspirational poems on Love, Love’s woes, Travel, Happiness, and effects on life during lockdown at the time of CoVid 19.
Soothing Poetry in English and Spanish - The poems are didactic, fun to read, and full of hope and insight. The book is an Amazon No 1 bestseller.
A Spark of Hope: – a Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives Book I - The poems within this anthology by forty-nine authors are therapeutic, and some have already saved lives. It is an Amazon bestseller.
A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives Book 2 – 64 prolific authors participated in this Anthology, published 11 February 2020. It is an Amazon bestseller.
Break the Silence: An Anthology against Domestic Violence – 87 authors coauthored this book with poems written by poets who have at some time or the other suffered or witnessed physical, emotional, financial, or other types of abuses in the home, or at the hands of other perpetrators. Published March 5th 2020. It is another Amazon bestseller.
Stories People Love – Six exciting short stories of crime, adventure, and love. The stories are very alluring. The book won two gold awards in Connections EMagazine Readers' Choice Awards 2019 and is an Amazon bestseller.
It won one award in the Romance category and the other for topping all genres
Heart-Warming Tales – Six thrilling and suspenseful tales of Crime, Love, and Unhappy Marriages, all unified by the same theme - trials and tribulations of love. The book is an Amazon No 1 bestseller.
Stories that Intrigue – contains the love story of Sam and Julia, two bestselling authors in six intriguing episodes. The binge and wanderlust of Julia will delight every reader. The book received a five-star review from Readers Favorite International in August 2020.
Zeeka and the Zombies: Revenge of Zeeka Book 1 – An Amazon No 1 Best Seller and the first book in a spine-chilling science fiction series.
Zeeka's Child: Revenge of Zeeka Book 2 – Mystery surrounds the birth of Zeeka's Child.
Zeeka Returns: Revenge of Zeeka Book 3 – Zeeka decides his fate.
Zeeka's Ghost: Revenge of Zeeka Book 4 – Zeeka's Ghost haunts Steven.
Resurrection: Revenge of Zeeka Book 5 – the sudden appearance of a stranger, bothers Steven.
Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy comprises the first three stories in the award-winning series Revenge of Zeeka. The book received a five-star review and five-star seal from Readers Favorite on 14 September 2016.
Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka: This multi-award-winning science-fiction novel, set in the year 2036, and inspired by the recent scare of the zika virus, where zombies and robots take center stage has won four awards.
Winner in the Category Young Adult Thriller in Readers Favorite International Awards 2018.
Winner of the gold award in the category science fiction in Emagazine Readers' Choice Awards 2018.
Placed in the top ten finalists in Science fiction category in the Author Academy Global Awards 2018.
How to Write for Success: Best Writing Advice I Received – a popular guide for new and aspiring authors.
The book received a five-star review and five-star seal from Readers Favorite one month after publication.
It also won the gold award in the category Non-Fiction in Connections EMagazine Readers' Choice awards 2019, silver medal for second place in all genres, and is an Amazon best seller.
The book is her inspiration for founding the Facebook group, How to write for Success, with 6000 plus members.
It is very popular amongst university students and new and aspiring authors who have written fantastic reviews about it. Alem Hailu of the Ethiopian Herald published a review about it on 16 February 2020.