Author Archives: silent seranader

About silent seranader

I'm a London-based writer and journalist, pretty much interested in most things. I love to write fiction -- and have written several novels as well as a bunch of short stories and poems, which can be viewed at Karen on Jottify.com http://jottify.com/writer/karenlesleytaylor/. I've started up a new food blog, which reviews places to eat, quite often with a literary or arts connection. I'm enjoying writing it. A bit like eating a good meal, it isn't exactly hard work. It's currently about places in London... but, I think, that could well change.

Miner Misdemeanours

I was interested to read in The Times this morning that the FTSE 100 Kazakh mining company ENRC is being investigated by the UK Serious Fraud Office for bribery, fraud and corruption.  Same old, same old.  My ‘new’ thriller The Trade, … Continue reading

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Children’s book for Charity

I have just published my third book in the Toffee Makers series of children’s books (4-7) with all proceeds going to charity — Crisis in the UK (for the homeless) and the WWF. This has been quite a year for … Continue reading

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Halloween

I love Halloween.  The streets of my town suddenly burst into life around 6.30 p.m., when all the little kids come calling in their bright costumes — mums and dads waiting at the gates.  For many, many years I used … Continue reading

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Yay! I got published in Tuck Magazine …

I was thrilled to find out last night that two of my short stories have been published in the excellent Tuck Magazine http://tuckmagazine.com/ .  For anyone not familiar with the magazine it is an on-line monthy arts title, showcasing fiction, … Continue reading

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Cat

  Ah, yes, the writer’s muse..Or should I say distraction?  My wonderful cat Duke likes company and is omnipresent when I work, rest and try to change the bed linen!  So this poem is for him and also for my … Continue reading

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Mummy’s Boy

  I read this sweet item about Killer Whale Mummy Boys…and was prompted to write this Clinton Card classic. What surprised me was, when I read it to my own 15 year-old boy, thinking he would wince in embarassment…he actually … Continue reading

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Bonfire of the vanities

I hear that Julian Assange could be holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy for a whole year.  Well, that’s a very long time to think up an escape plan….or even dig a tunnel to freedom…Wonder what’s on his mind… Julian … Continue reading

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