Taylen Calder is a former child protection manager and chair of a small charity working within a rural community in East Africa. Writing under a pseudonym, Taylen explains, "When writing, I draw upon real life experiences that bring, to my mind, situations and characters to life. Writing anonymously gives me a greater licence to draw upon those people and events whilst ensuring the work remains a piece of realistic and satisfying fiction." Taylen spends time living between homes in the north of England and East Africa, which provides a tranquil setting for writing from a eco-house that rests thousands of feet up nestled into a mountainside looking down on a valley of rolling hills clustered with traditional African dwellings.
'Forces at Work' is Taylen's second novel but the first to be published with the earlier work, 'The Lighthouse Project' set in East Africa, now available. 'Forces at Work' will be of particular interest to social workers and foster carers as it explores many contemporary social themes and dilemmas faced by workers and carers in the course of their duties, but widely accessible to the wider reading community given its urban thriller themes and turbulent, disturbing conclusion.