- Oct. 30, 2020
-- An eleven-year-
old boy determined to help his family escape poverty puts all his faith in obtaining a mythical leaf rumored to bring its owner instant wealth.
In his search for the leaf, he encounters a kind-eyed old man who gives him a book. But the boy is not interested in the book and throws it away. When it mysteriously reappears beneath his pillow, brimming with curiosity he begins to read it. The book takes him on a magical journey, where he discovers a talent he never knew he had.The Red Leaf Fable
is Al Latimer's second book. "The story is me in the role of motivator, encouraging children to discover their unique talents." His first book, The Irregular Ordination of Preacher Jim,
drew heavily on his Southern roots and love of history. The Red Leaf Fable
taps into his powers of creativity and imagination. The author is a native Floridian whose life has been equally split between living in small towns and big cities. The experience of residing in those two vastly different environments has provided him with a deep reservoir of characters and materials for future books. He also writes poetry, the first volume of which will be published later this year. He loves golf, fishing, football, and good barbecue.