Leigh Bale is a Publisher's Weekly best selling author of inspirational contemporary romance, romantic suspense and medieval romance. She won the prestigious Golden Heart in 2006. More recently, she was a finalist winner of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Bookseller's Best Award, and the Write Touch Award. She is the daughter of a retired U.S. forest ranger, holds a B.A. in History with honors, loves grandkids, spending time with family, weeding the garden with her dog Sophie, and watching the little sagebrush lizards that live in her rock flowerbeds. Married in 1981 to the love of her life, Leigh and her professor husband now have two wonderful children and two grandchildren. But life has not always been rosy. In 1996, Leigh's seven year-old daughter was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. In the dark years that followed, God never abandoned them. After six surgeries, two hundred and eighty-four stitches, a year of chemo, and a myriad of other difficulties, Leigh's daughter is now a grown woman and considered less than 1% survivorship in the world for her type of tumor. Life is good! Truly the Lord has blessed Leigh's family. She now transfers the love and faith she's known into the characters of her stories. Readers who have their own trials can find respite within the uplifting message of Leigh's books. You can reach Leigh at LeighBale.com.