Book events, past and future
In April of 2017, “Poison Heartbeats” was awarded the indieBRAG Medallion from the Book 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. November, 2016: Poison Heartbeats was published, the second thriller in Temple’s “Heartbeats” sextilogy. That sounds more mischievous than it is. It means there will be six books in the series. It has already won a 5-star Medallion from Readers' Favorite. It has also already been awarded the Awesome Indies Approval badge. In Poison Heartbeats, 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 jihadists succeed, thousands 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 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. So far, the reviews have been great. It is a timely book. Please visit the website. Or the blog. The 307-page novel is now available as an ebook, paperback, or hardbound book at Amazon, NOOK, Goodreads, and Smashwords.
NOOK (B&N): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1124941415
October 2016: Wrinkled Heartbeats wins the Silver Medal in the hotly-contested Action Fiction category at the Readers' Favorites book awards. Kersin and Temple will collect the medal in November during the Miami Book Fair.
May 12, 2016: Wrinkled Heartbeats is chosen as a Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, which has been called “the Sundance Film Festival of Books.” It received the award as one of the best First Novels of the year.
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.
January 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.
Warrior Patient wins a Gold Medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards, to be held in Miami at the end of November, 2015.
Warrior Patient awarded a B.R.A.G Medallion, and featured on the Book Readers Appreciation Group's site on October 16, 2015.