Penalty Points for Indie Writers

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Media editors often penalize writers who use illustrations or photos in fiction, except, of course, in children’s books. In novels, they consider graphic support “unprofessional.” In the case of indie writers, I believe they are wrong. Here’s why. I was an editor at the Reader’s Digest for many years. We loved pictures with our stories, which were either… Continue reading Penalty Points for Indie Writers

“Poison Heartbeats” wins Awesome Indies Approval

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Awesome Indies is one of the most-respected guides for good reading in Indie Publishing. It has just sent Poison Heartbeats its notice of approval. They suggest their Awesome Indies Approval (AIA) badge “takes the risk out of buying Indie.” The endorsement does not come easily. The assessor of the book must approve it with at least a 4-star ranking.… Continue reading “Poison Heartbeats” wins Awesome Indies Approval

Poison Heartbeats Wins 5-Star medallion from Readers’ Favorite

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  From the book Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was listening to the words of Ahmed Kahn, tasting them. The great leader of ISIL leaned back, still doubting. “How can we control or influence the actions of an infidel warrior? How can he become our weapon? Would it not be better if he were Muslim?” “It would… Continue reading Poison Heartbeats Wins 5-Star medallion from Readers’ Favorite

Wrinkled Heartbeats Wins the Silver Medal in a Crowded Category at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

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Wrinkled Heartbeats has won the Silver Medal in the crowded category of Action Fiction at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. It is available as an eBook, a paperback, or a hardback from Templeworks Properties. The novel was also chosen as a Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It received that award as one of the best First… Continue reading Wrinkled Heartbeats Wins the Silver Medal in a Crowded Category at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

Wrinkled Heartbeats Breaks Onto Best Seller Lists

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On November 24, 2015, a little more than a month after it was published, Wrinkled Heartbeats by Temple Emmet Williams made it into the Top 20 on three separate best-seller lists in the Thriller & Suspense genre at Amazon. The author is in the process of writing a blog post that explains how and why the… Continue reading Wrinkled Heartbeats Breaks Onto Best Seller Lists

Wrinkled Heartbeats Giveaway on Goodreads

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A Goodreads Giveaway Contest  runs until December 10, 2015 for Temple’s new novel: Wrinkled Heartbeats. The Giveaway will run in a dozen English-speaking countries around the globe. Two signed original editions of the paperback will be awarded in the contest. Click on the book pic below to buy this thriller today, available in paperback or as an eBook.… Continue reading Wrinkled Heartbeats Giveaway on Goodreads