After 13 years in newspapers, then 20 more writing about the golf industry for magazines and interviewing folks like Gene Sarazan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, journalist Mark Alan Leslie tossed it all aside for glamour. Yep. Pure g-l-a-m-o-u-r. Allure, even.
He was drawn—no, driven—by the appeal and fascination of writing international intrigue and suspense, geo-political thrillers, and historical adventures (sometimes sprinkled with a dash romance)—all from a Christian worldview.
It's working out pretty well. If you love historical novels, you’ll enjoy the newest, "The Crossing," out in March 2017 as well as "Midnight Rider for the Morning Star" (2008) and "True North: Tice’s Story" (2015).
If your taste runs to modern day, jump into "Chasing the Music" (2016), then wait on the edge of your seat for "The Last Aliyah" later in 2017 and "The Three Sixes" soon to come.
The winner of six national magazine writing awards, Leslie is ordained by World Bible Way Fellowship and speaks at churches, schools, libraries, historical societies and campmeetings.
A Maine native, with a degree in journalism from the University of Maine-Orono, he lives in his homestate with his wife, Loy.