Brida Anderson

Urban Fantasy


Redhead, loving Joss Whedon and all things elf.

I write Urban Fantasy and Steampunk.
Years ago, I started out writing non-fiction for publishing houses under my real name Nina Weber.  For my series of Urban Fantasy novels, I use the pen name Brida Anderson, so that people looking for Urban Fantasy don’t stumble across books about parenting and everyday rituals. ;-)
In winter 2013, Hedge Games came out, book 1 about Alanna and Mattis, game developer and elf warrior.

I had planned to start on the sequel at once, but life intervened: We moved to the Middle East. Poison Patch, Book 2 of the Astoria Files, was published in 2016. For the next books in the series I switched to my other native language of German. I hope that some day soon “Greifenmorgen” (Gryphon Morning) and “Winterfee” (Winter Kiss) will be translated into English. I’m currently writing the 4th book in the Astoria Files series, to be published in summer 2018.
If you speak German, keep your eyes peeled for that — and for more from Robin Armstrong, Ward Breaker Witch and marshmallow-aficionado. Her series of books will be next.
I hope you like what you read – here and in my books. :-)

I’d  love to talk to you on Facebook and on Instagram.

Photo Credits
“Seashell with light-blue background” by Istvan Sass

“Beautiful Woman eye close-up and butterfly” @Kanea / Fotolia
“forest trees. nature green wood, sunlight backgrounds” by vovan / Shutterstock

Social Media Buttons by Rafi
Author Photos
“Brida with Steampunk attire” by Babs Huber
“Brida and border collie Seamus” by Esther Szolnoki

Bibliography and Future Works

Series 1: The Astoria Files

Urban Fantasy with a touch of Romance


1.5 “Winter Kiss” (working title; short novel set in the world of the Astoria Files. Will be published exclusively as a treat for the mailing list in 2016.)


3. DAWN SUN (working title;  to be published in 2016-2017)

3.5 “Under her Spell” (working title; short novel set in the world of the Astoria Files. Will be published exclusively as a treat for the mailing list in 2017.)

4. GRYPHON MORNING (working title)

Total length of the series will be 4 or 5 novels with 100K words each.

Series 2: Witches of Riverdale

Urban Fantasy with a touch of Romance

  1. All Hallow’s Morning (1st draft written; will be polished and edited in 2016-2017)
  2. Witches of Riverdale 2 – untitled
  3. Witches of Riverdale 3 – untitled


Other Works in German

  • MECHANISCHE GEISTER, Vol 4 of the STEAMPUNK CHRONIKEN-series (Steampunk anthology in German)
  • STAUB UND AETHER, Vol. 1 of the AETHERWESTERN (Steampunk/Aether western anthology in German)
  • Avalonia 2.0 (YA in German, working title; 1st draft written, will be polished and edited in 2016)

Schedule of Publications for 2016

With 2 kids under 10 in the crazy climate of Qatar and with endless school vacation, I seem to have more mornings with “mom” duties than writing hours. So don’t pinch me if I don’t manage to stick to my publishing plans. Here’s what I’d LOVE to work to completion and publish in 2016:

POISON PATCH, 3 episodes and box set + print = done

May 2016: full edition of DORNEN-SPIELE  (German translation of Hedge Games) = done

September 2016: Avalonia 2.0 (YA in German, working title) -> postponed

September 2016: FEENREICH Ep. 1 (German translation of Poison Patch) = all 3 episodes are done and currently with the editor.

December 2016: WINTER KISS

February 2017: DAWN SUN  Ep. 1 (working title)



  1. Joss Whedon ist der Beste!

  2. Überhaupt! ;-) Auf Pinterest gibt’s so ein nettes Foto von Whedon mit einem Bogen, drunter steht “Quick! Hide your favorite characters! He’s armed” oder so ähnlich. :-)

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