David has worked in the entertainment industry in numerous capacities including director and director of photography, was a judge for the Emmys, and traveled for a stint as a cameraman for the World Wrestling Federation in the days of Hulk Hogan and André the Giant. He is a proud member of IATSE Local 52 film union. His debut novel Five Times Lucky is a comedy about the American penchant for chasing fame. Temple has witnessed scores of wannabes scaling the steps of celebrity. One piece of advice that he learned early on and is willing to share with the dauntless: "Be nice to the people you meet on the way up, because you will be meeting them again on your way down."
Five Times Lucky
Five Times Lucky is the story of BunnyLee Welles, who arrives back in Los Angeles after four years abroad and discovers that she is instantly recognizable. A low-budget infomercial she starred in before she left is an internet sensation. Her image is on billboards all over town. Fame can be oppressive, especially to those who don't seek it, and in her effort to sidestep the spotlight, BunnyLee becomes ever more famous. Along the way she is surrounded by others whose search for notoriety is all-consuming. There is a maxim for those who try their luck at fame, "Be nice to the people you meet on your way up, because you are going to be seeing them again on your way back down."
Awards and Recognition
- Awards for Five Times Lucky: WINNER 2021 American Fiction Awards for Humor/Comedy/Satire! WINNER Silver Medal 2021 Readers Favorite for Humor/Comedy! FINALIST 2021 American Fiction Awards for General Fiction! FINALIST 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award!