The Author


TempleTemple Emmet Williams first book was a best-selling memoir called: Warrior Patient. It received a B.R.A.G. Medallion, and it also won a Gold Medal at the Readers’ Favorites Book Awards in Miami. The warriorInternational Wishing Shelf Book Award gave it a Red Ribbon. The book was released in a new edition titled Warrior Patient Heartbeats, adding updated information, a new chapter. and 50 pages in April 2018.

Wrinkled Heartbeats is Temple's first novel. Midwest Book Review has called it: “a deftly crafted and extraordinary novel, very highly recommended.” It was a Finalist in the prestigious 2016 Next Generation Indie Book wrinkledAwards. It received the award as one of the best First Novels of the year. It won the Silver Medal in the crowded Action Fiction category at the Readers’ Favorites Awards ceremony in Miami. It received Awesome Indies Approval.

Poison Heartbeats is the second novel in the Heartbeat series of mystery-thrillers by the author. It has already received Awesome Indies Approval. The new book 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 Poisonclaiming 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.

The author was born in Cleveland, Ohio, educated at The Hotchkiss School and Yale University. He became a journalist and was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize as an undercover 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 awardsStates. 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.

He lived in Africa for six years and in Europe almost as long. He and his wife, Kerstin “Kickan” Williams, who is also his editor, now live in Boca Raton, Florida.
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