Temple’s first book is a best-selling and award-winning memoir called Warrior Patient: How to Beat Deadly Diseases With Laughter, Good Doctors, Love, and Guts. It received a B.R.A.G. Medallion, and it also won a 2015 Gold Medal at the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards in Miami, Florida. At times, it has been #1 on several Amazon best-seller lists.
It was recently chosen as a Finalist in the prestigious 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (sometimes called the Sundance Film Festival for books). It received the award as one of the best First Novels of the year.
The story is about a war hero who stumbles into a web of money-laundering, lies, and deadly secrets. It includes the“Gator Pole,” a painful way to make people disappear in Florida’s famous River of Grass,the Everglades.
For the warrior, one of the bloodiest and coldest battles in the history of the UnitedStates Marine Corps becomes a life-threatening allegory in the tropical paradise of the Palm Beaches.
Wrinkled Heartbeats has been awarded the coveted Awesome Indies Approval Badge.“This signals that a book has been crafted to the editorial standards of major publishers. This shows readers that they can trust that the book is a professional product worthy of their attention.”
In November 2016, the second book in the stand-alone series was published: Poison Heartbeats. ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, will try to “poison the well” of America. The terrorists pick the Jackson River in northwestern Virginia as their target. If the jihadists succeed, thousands will die, and millions will shrink from the life-threatening terror of a glass of water. This second novel was awarded the Awesome Indies Approval Badge shortly after publication.
“Poison Heartbeats” follows the paths of two twins born in war-torn Nuristan, Afghanistan. One becomes a holy warrior of the terrorist organization, ISIL (synonymous with ISIS, but claiming a larger territory in the middle east). The other twin becomes a not-so-all-American girl who falls in love with the director of homeland security’s “Poison Well” unit.
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