Temple Emmet Williams

Biography

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.

Smashwords Interview

Can you briefly describe Warrior Patient?
It's a shocking, and surprisingly funny story of someone who recovers completely from a bunch of really serious medical problems. And a lot of the problems resulted from the system designed to prevent them.
That doesn't necessarily sound like a fun read.
I know. Most survivor memoirs sort of fail as entertainment. This book does not. A lot of it makes people smile, even laugh. I sat next to someone reading the paperback once, and she did not know I wrote it. She laughed and I pumped my fist. "Yes!" I said. She glared at me. "I wrote it." I pointed at the book. We had a great conversation. She was a little embarassed because she knew a lot more about me than I did about her, or ever will. It was a classic "writer's moment" for me.
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Videos

Warrior Patient Book Trailer 003
A 90-second book trailer for Warrior Patient, a book that will change how you approach the miracles of modern medicine. Read the stunning, and the surprisingly funny story of someone who recovers completely from a relentless series of medical problems, many resulting from the system designed to prevent them.

Warrior Patient Book Trailer 002
A 90-second trailer on Warrior Patient. A doctor gives you the wrong pill, and it sends you spiraling into the quicksand of modern medicine. Temple Emmet Williams wrote the book. It helps people laugh their way to better health. It's a good book.

Books

Warrior Patient Heartbeats
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,530. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Warrior Patient Heartbeats is Edition II of an upbeat story of recovery from problems created by today's medical system, supposedly designed to prevent them. It is also a romantic love story between a husband and a wife who saves him, physically as well as mentally. The book is filled with humor, because the author knows, and shows, that laughter is the best medicine.
Poison Heartbeats: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,350. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Terrorism, born in Africa, comes to America, and Homeland Security must protect its citizens. Poison Heartbeats is a love story, a war-torn romance, written like a thriller.
Wrinkled Heartbeats: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,090. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A Korean War hero stumbles into a web of money-laundering, lies, and deadly secrets. A very generous offer to buy the hero’s luxury home includes an expiration date on his life. The only person who can save him is the person hired to kill him.
Warrior Patient: How to Beat Deadly Diseases With Laughter, Good Doctors, Love, and Guts.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
Warrior Heartbeats is an upbeat story of recovery from problems created by today's medical system, supposedly designed to prevent them. It is also a romantic love story between a husband and a wife who saves him, physically as well as mentally. The book is filled with humor, because the author knows, and shows, that laughter is the best medicine.

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Smashwords book reviews by Temple Emmet Williams

  • Ozzie the Clown on Oct. 16, 2016

    “Ozzie the Clown” by William Walton creates a remarkable allegory of hiding behind a mask. It’s a wonderful short story. Some of it reveals terror with castoff understatement, as in the relationship of Ozzie and Burpo, his clown master. All of it works, carrying a reader from sentence, to paragraph, to a page, not wanting to stop. Very little seems wasted. Mr. Walton can write, capture your brain cells, and then spit them out after adding some extra intellegence to them. It’s a fine experience, something akin to magic.
  • Mike, from the Mail Room on Oct. 16, 2016

    “Mike, From the Mailroom,” unfolds from the depths of misguided imagination, to schizophrenia, to a suprise ending that probobly needs a little more closure. That does not in any way reduce the raw horsepower of Mr. Walton’s writing. He can make you squirm a little, and that’s what good writers do with short stories like this. It’s an admirable addition to Mr. Walton’s work.