Ever since I can remember, I’ve had story ideas swirling through my head. Despite my creativity I didn’t pursue my interest in writing and certainly never considered writing a whole novel or imagined I would write for teens.
But, as so often happens, God had a different plan.
As a mother of three, I was often frustrated with the societal messages my growing children were exposed to through movies, television, music, and even literature, that didn’t always coincide with our faith. As my children began reading more advanced novels, I struggled to find fun, exciting books that they wanted to read which also exemplified the morals I was trying to instill in them. I wondered why someone didn’t write the kind of books I was searching for. I didn’t realize that person would be me.
Then one day a story literally popped into my mind. Characters and scenes just kept coming to me until I finally had to write them down. Other odd things happened which made me realize God was calling me to write this book. It took years to accomplish but eventually this story that God planted in my mind and on my heart was published.
The Perfect Blindside was released in August and since then my quiet stay-at-home life has transformed into one with speaking engagements, book signings, and radio interviews. I truly believe God has led me on this amazing journey and I can’t wait to see what else He has in store for me.
Leslea Wahl is the author of The Perfect Blindside, an adventure mystery set in her home state of Colorado. In January, this debut novel won an Illumination Christian Book Award silver medal and it was just awarded a first place Catholic Press Association Book Award. The Perfect Blindside is available on Amazon and through her publisher, Pauline Books and Media. Ms. Wahl is excited to continue her passion of encouraging teens in their faith with her second Christian young adult novel which will be released later this year. For more information please visit her website at www.LesleaWahl.com
He’s an egotistical snowboarder with a silver medal. She’s a judgmental honors student with a flair for photography.
Slashed tires…. False accusations…. A coded text message…. When the sleepy town of Silver Springs, Colorado is threatened by a series of mysterious events, Jake and Sophie must put aside their differences to figure out what’s really been happening at the abandoned gold mine and challenge each other to become who God wants them to be.