Patty Templeton's hand saying helloPatty Templeton is roughly 25 apples tall and 11,000 coffee cups into her life. She wears red sequins and stomping boots while writing, then hits up back-alley dance bars and honky tonks.

Her stories are full of ghosts, freaks, fools, underdogs, blue collar heroes, and never giving up, even when life is giving you shit.

She likes gaudy rhinestone jewelry, book talk around kitchen tables, flailing in dust pits at rock shows, and making new friends.