Van Temple is a 1974 graduate of Louisiana Tech University and has had careers in city management, social justice, and community development in six states. He is a lifelong runner and community activist.In 2016 Temple published – Breakfast at Mema’s – a collection of humorous, poignant stories about coming of age in north Louisiana in the 1960s.
Temple writes creative non-fiction and short stories in Southern storytelling style. He enjoys reading stories at open mic events and has recorded two story/piano duets. Temple is currently completing an anti-war novel based on the life of his great grandfather, an infantryman in the Civil War. Publication goal: mid-2018.
Intuition in 3rd grade while reading in the school library: To live forever is simple – write stories