Ken Temple

Biography

Born behind the ‘Iron Curtain’ USSR and having lived in Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, Ken has observed and learned from a rich bouquet of unique cultures.

Ken has close to twenty years’ experience working as a business and travel wordsmith (writer and editor) under his belt. Alas! Fact-recounting, however droll, is an unworthy substitute for the high adventure of creative writing. Ever since the creation of Animus in 2009-2010, Ken has enjoyed writing about the heroic exploits of chivalrous personages such as Tigerius and Meowhausen, as well as weaving stories about comical and melodramatic characters.

Ken’s other interests include martial arts, chess, poetry, composition of song lyrics, calligraphy, Japanese language and Japanese culture of the Samurai era.

Where to find Ken Temple online


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Series

Tales of Animus
Animus is a fictional world, parallel to our, which can only be reached from Earth through a magical doorway, that opens for a brief moment, when the moonlight is just right, or through technology too complicated to describe. Animus is a realm where, in the absence of humans, an animal civilisation has thrived. It is the setting of numerous books, that feature stories and songs about the merry adventures of Baron von Meowhausen and other entertaining characters.
Adventures of Meowhausen The Cat
Come along with Meowhausen on his Great Culinary Quest, as he embarks on a tantalising adventure, that will span many lifetimes and a myriad of impossible-ish conquests. He follows his dream of becoming a great chef, along the way growing from a humble grill-boy into a Grubmaster of Tongue-Fu and a time-sailing Dine Lord.

Books

Great Tribulations (Series: Tales of Animus)
Series: Tales of Animus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,930. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A collection of witty and insightful adventures featuring some of Animus' greatest heroes and sheroes.
Winning at Life (Series: Tales of Animus)
Series: Tales of Animus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,770. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Fantasy » General
What’s the essence of a true hero? Is it strength, fame and bravado, or… perhaps, it’s selflessness, steadfast faith and strength of spirit, inspired by forgiveness and compassion? These stories examine the various pressures in the social crucible of life, where, upon occasion, ‘diamonds’ are made from ‘soot and ash’.
The Fat Adventures of Baron Meowhausen - The Second Course: A True Taste Of Tongue-Fu (The Impossible-ish Quests Continue)
Series: Adventures of Meowhausen The Cat. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,690. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Meowhausen returns to Earth to resume educating the feline folk with tales of his colourful quests on Animus. He recounts how he saved his friend from the clutches of a vengeful fiend, built his time machine (nearly at the price of his sanity) and completed his Tongue-Fu training, becoming a Grubmaster. The Earthlings strive to relearn the feline ways, but ‘Rattageddon’ is closer than they expect.
The Light of Love (Series: Tales of Animus)
Series: Tales of Animus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,970. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Fantasy » General
FABIO starts out as a vain princeling, at odds with his father—not interested in the Duke’s machismo-driven obsessions. Fabio’s entire life changes once he falls in love. *** ANGELCAKES grew up at the fire station, in awe of her heroic, adopted father, Jinx. On a mission of mercy to the city of Red Dot, she saw The Light. She sets off to bring hope and love to the people of Paddestan.
The Road to Self-Enlightenment (Series: Tales of Animus)
Series: Tales of Animus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,920. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Raven and Miribelle begin their journeys in opposing nations and circumstances. However, when they meet, their shared ideals give them a common purpose. Supporting each other, they embark on an epic quest to prove their worth as heroes and their unrelenting faith in doing what is right. Together, they face danger, help those less fortunate and grow as individuals, discovering who they truly are.
The Fat Adventures of Baron Meowhausen - Book 1: The Baking of a Chef
Series: Adventures of Meowhausen The Cat. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,420. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Come along with Meowhausen on his Great Culinary Quest, as he embarks on a tantalising adventure, that will span many lifetimes and a myriad of impossible-ish conquests. He follows his dream of becoming a great chef, along the way growing from a humble grill-boy into a Grubmaster of Tongue-Fu and a time-sailing Dine Lord.

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adventure    baking    cat    cats    cooking    culinary adventures    dog    dogs    explorer    faith    heroes    magic    master chef    pets    poem stories    quest    quest story    short stories    talking animal adventure    talking animals    time travel    wiccan