1: Flat regions on either side of the forehead 2: Places or things regarded as having within them a divine presence 3: Devices in looms that keep cloth stretched to the correct width during weaving 4: Buildings reserved for a highly valued function: libraries, temples of learning 5: Phil Temples.
The Allston Variant just appeared on Amazon.com!
April 10: I enjoyed the professional reading/ agent reviews of randomly selected manuscripts at tonight’s Mystery Writers of America New England Chapter at the Brookline Public Library.
After I read my original children’s story, “Ashanti’s Ham Radio Saves the Day” to the 3rd grade class at St. Columbkille last month, several of the kids wanted to do the illustration for a front cover. Here is one of the more talented drawings:
My publisher has convinced me to go with the dark version of the cover art. I had been leaning with a white background, however the green text stands out better against the black I think.
It won’t be long now. Estimated book publication date is April 21–eleven days from now.
I received two additional blurbs for the cover of my upcoming scientific mystery-thriller “The Allston Variant.” Many thanks to Greg and Luke for their kind words:
“The Allston Variant, Phil Temples’ frighteningly plausible new novel, enthralls with its breathtaking pace and complex heroine, scientist/undercover agent Carrie Bloomfield, while elucidating the latest advances in biotechnology. A smart, steamy thriller! —Gregory Wolos, author of Women of Consequence and Turnpike
“Thrillers are my guilty pleasure, and The Allston Variant is the guiltiest of guilty pleasures. Temples not only spins an excellent yarn, he can write!” —Luke Salisbury, author of The Answer Is Baseball and No Common War
Robin Stratton at Big Table Publishing Company produced this catchy little video for Helltown: