Temple is a journalist nominated twice for a Pulitzer, an author, a publisher, and editor. His award-winning books include Warrior Patient, Wrinkled Heartbeats, and Poison Heartbeats. He writes both non-fiction and fiction with humor and the quick, sharp punch of journalistic truth.
Temple was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at Yale University. He is an ex-Marine and an ex-NYC cop.He began his writing career in 1964 as an undercover, investigative reporter for the World Telegram & Sun in New York City.
He was the Managing Editor of News/Check, an international news magazine in Africa, and then an Editor at the Reader’s Digest in the United States.
He worked as a copywriter at large ad agencies like Ogilvy & Mather and Leo Burnett. He was the Creative Director of the fifth largest ad agency in Great Britain, part of the KMP Group in London, England.
He lived in Africa for six years and in Europe almost as long. He and his wife, who is also his editor, now live in Boca Raton, Florida.