About Phil Temples

Coffee table at Grub Street, Boston MA


Phil Temples was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, but he’s lived and played in greater Boston, Massachusetts for over four decades.

Phil began writing flash fiction and short stories in the 1990s for his own amusement. He’s had over 230 titles appear online and in print. His first novel, The Winship Affair, was published in 2014 by Blue Mustang Press.  

In 2017, Big Table Publishing published his short story anthology, Machine Feelings, and the paranormal horror-mystery, Helltown Chronicles.  Phil’s first novella, Albey Damned, was published by Wapshott Press in late 2017.  

The second in the Carrie Bloomfield Novel series, The Allston Variant, debuted in April, 2019 from Moonshine Cove Publishing. In 2020, Moonshine Cove produced his third Carrie Bloomfield installment, Uncontacted Frontier.

In July, 2021, Big Table Publishing produced Phil’s chapbook-length anthology, A Home for Laika and Other Tails (sic). Moonshine Cove published his new mystery science-fiction novel, The Kanawha Anomaly, in August, 2021.

In 2023, Alien Buddha Press published two of his chapbook-length story anthologies: These Symptoms and Down On The Farm: Spacey Tails (sic) From Flyover Country. In 2024, they published his sci-fi thriller Panda in the Park.

Phil is a member of the Bagel Bards and GrubStreet.

Phil Temples’ professional career spans the fields of software engineering and computer systems administration in the .com, .org, and .edu sectors. For the past 20 years, he’s worked as a computer systems administrator at a Boston-area university.

In addition to his day job and writing and photography activities, Phil is a ham radio aficionado. He was also a singer in a garage band that has since disbanded.