Temple was born in Cleveland, Ohio, educated at The Hotchkiss School and Yale University. He became a journalist and was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize as an undercover 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 now live in Boca Raton, Florida.