Piper Templeton was born in a New Orleans subdivision in 1964. A Liberal Arts graduate from the University of New Orleans, Piper earns a living in the Louisiana Judiciary System while pursuing her passion for writing. Her first book, “Rain Clouds and Waterfalls,” was published on Kindle and CreateSpace in May 2014. Inspired by the music of The Beatles, each chapter in the book is framed by a Beatles son or real life Beatles event.
Combining her love of children and books, Piper volunteers for a reading program for second graders, hoping to instill a love of reading in them. She continues to reside in the New Orleans area with her three feathered friends.
Beneath the Shady Tree
Payton Montgomery wishes she could remember her early childhood; Joel McIntyre wishes he could forget. Payton is excited about restarting life in New Orleans, but she is plagued by sketchy nightmares and two child abductions that pervade the community and her inner psyche.
As she tries to cobble her life together after a string of bad choices, she falls hard for Joel, a veterinarian struggling with his own memories. Could their shared early past reveal secrets that will set them free?
“This coming-of-age story is a quick read, tersely and sparingly written, with no wasted space. Each chapter is predicated upon a Beatles song, and in many cases a chapter reads almost like a short story, a technique I really like.” – an Amazon Customer
A novel told in short stories, follow young protagonist Ellen as she narrates each story of love, loss, longing, friendship, and entrapment. Inspired by the artistry of the Beatles, each story is framed by a Beatles song or actual Beatles event. Follow Ellen’s journey from 1976 to 1990: Her beloved brothers’ disappearance from the family when she is 11, an event she carries with her throughout the whole book; her navigation through high school as she searches for friendship and love (and a musical instrument), loses her innocence in more ways than one, and is scarred by John’s death; her challenges in the 1980s workplace as she confronts sexual harassment; her growth as a young woman taking charge of her life. Ellen injects insight, wisdom in hindsight, and humor into these slice of life stories.