Leigh Bale

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Leigh Bale
Born United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 2006 - present
Genre Romance, Contemporary, Inspirational, Historical
Spouse Steven Bale 1981 - present

Leigh Bale is an American author of historical, contemporary romance novels. She lives in Nevada with her professor husband.


Leigh Bale was raised in small rural towns throughout the Western United States.[1] She is the daughter of a retired U.S. forest ranger and penned her first novel on an electric typewriter, before she had any outline or clue what she was doing.[2] She has worked as a bookkeeper and administrative assistant, but her first love, after her husband, is writing.[3] Her stories have won the Romance Writers of America prestigious Golden Heart (writing as Lora Bale) and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.[4][5] Recently, Bale has penned a Forest Ranger series, a set of romantic stories centered around the life and work of a forest ranger.[2] Her father is a conservationist rather than a preservationist and has served as her consultant for these books.[2] Her contemporary books deal with real-life situations that many people can relate to and have received four star reviews from Romantic Times Magazine.[6] With a B.A. degree in History from the University of Nevada-Reno, Bale has also penned romantic historical novels.[7]

Published Works [8][edit]

  • The Healing Place: 2007
  • The Heart's Warrior: 2008
  • The Forever Family: 2009
  • The Road to Forgiveness: 2010
  • The Forest Ranger's Promise: 2011
  • The Forest Ranger's Husband: 2011
  • The Forest Ranger's Child: 2012
  • Falling for the Forest Ranger: 2013

Personal Information[edit]

Bale's daughter was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the young age of seven years.[9] Bale’s first published novel, “The Healing Place,” centers around a child suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. Previously titled "When Angels Fall” and written under the name of Lora Bale, The Healing Place won the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for best inspirational in 2006 and was sold to one of the final round judges and published the following year by Harlequin Steeple Hill.[4] While this book is a fictional story, Bale lived the research and the novel includes events her family actually survived while fighting to save their daughter's life. Bale's daughter is now a married woman and considered less than 1% survivorship in the world for her type of brain tumor.[9]


  1. ^ "Leigh Bale". Torstar Books, Harlequin, Love Inspired Category. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "About Leigh". Leigh Bale Official Website. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Leigh Bale Author Page". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ a b "Past Winners Romance Writers of America". When Angels Fall, by Lora Bale, Inspirational Category. Romance Writers of America. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence". The Forest Ranger’s Promise, by Leigh Bale, Inspirational Category. Southern Magic: The Birmingham Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Author Profile on Leigh Bale". Romantic Times Magazine, Book Reviews. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Leigh Bale". The Wild Rose Press. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Leigh Bale's Books". Leigh Bale Official Website. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  9. ^ a b "Make a Difference". Leigh Bale Official Website. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 

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