Friday, March 18, 2011
Leigh Bale Talks About Keeping Promises
Have you ever made a promise to someone and then had trouble keeping your word because the situation was out of your control? The hero of my May 2011 release deals with this exact problem in my book titled The Forest Ranger’s Promise. This is the first book in a new series about forest rangers and starts out with a bang. Literally! You’ll have to read the first chapter when the book comes out to see what I mean. :)
I learned about the importance of keeping promises from my good parents. My father is a retired forest ranger and has served as my consultant on this series of books. Because Dad retired sixteen years ago and things have changed quite a bit since then, the research has kept me busy. It’s been so much fun and also a great challenge to research the many intricate facets of a forest ranger’s job. In the process, my love and respect has grown for my father as I have come to realize what a remarkable, educated man he is. (When you’re young, you tend to take your parents for granted, but no more!) Both of my parents are amazing people!
The second book in the series will be released in November 2011. Titled The Forest Ranger’s Husband, the hero is a hotshot wildland fire fighter. He is struggling with repentance after betraying an important promise. The third book has been tentatively titled The Forest Ranger’s Baby. The heroine in this story struggles with committing herself to a promise she doesn't dare make for fear she won't be able to keep it. You can expect some very action-packed scenes in each book as the main characters deal with grizzly bears, wildfires, floods, and also their own aching hearts as they search for their faith in God.
Many scenes in each book are based on actual events in my father’s life. I’ve tried my best to write faith based stories that are both very realistic and romantic. Let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you! To contact me, visit my website at: www.LeighBale.com