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NGIBAOn May 3rd,Poison Heartbeats was chosen as the year's Best Thriller by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. This included a cash prize as well as a gold medallion at the NGIBA awards at the Harvard Club in Manhattan.


In April of 2017, Poison Heartbeats was awarded the indieBRAG Medallion from the indiebragBook Readers Appreciation Group (B.R.A.G.). This is the 2nd book chosen from the author, the first being Warrior Patient. This is viewed as a significant recognition for independent publishers and writers.

indieBRAGIn November 2016, the second book in the stand-alone series was published: Poison Heartbeats. It quickly received the coveted Awesome Indies Approval medallion after its release.

In the book, ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, tries to “poison the well” of America. The terrorists pick the Jackson River in northwestern Virginia as their target. If the poisonjihadists succeed, thousand will die, and millions will shrink from the life-threatening terror of a glass of water.

Poison Heartbeats follows the paths of two twins born in war-torn Nuristan, Afghanistan. One beocomes a holy warrior of the terroristorganization, 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.


April 20, 2016: Temple gives the breakfast speech to Company A at the Delray Municipal Golf Course. Over a hundred men meet to celebrate their friendship and their beliefs. Thanks for the opportunity to share over 105 copies of Warrior Patient with people I admire enormously.


Temple's Author PageJanuary 13, 2016: Temple and his books led off the first Author’s Night at the Swedish Church in South Florida. It was a wonderful evening of friendship and laughter that covered everything from the meaning of life, and death, to the secrets of good writing and Indie Publishing. Henrik “Coach” Linder was the Master of Ceremonies. His thoughtful questions, and follow-ups from the audience, turned it into a night where the author learned as much as the attendees about why “writing books” is an important path in life.


Temple featured on the PickFu Blog in an article called "When Being Wrong Is The Right Answer."


Temple gave a book reading on Saturday, October 24th, at Brian Beaton's “Mainliner” community in Broward County.


AwardWarrior Patient wins a Gold Medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards, to be held in Miami at the end of November, 2015.


BRAQGWarrior Patient awarded a B.R.A.G Medallion, and featured on the Book Readers Appreciation Group's site on October 16, 2015.


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