WestWard Quarterly, the Magazine of Family Reading

Meet Our Editor

Shirley Anne Leonard (formerly known as Shirley Poirier Malmgren) studied at Carl Sandburg College, where she earned the Certificate in Desktop Publishing and received other awards. Author of more than 800 poems, she became editor of WestWard Quarterly in 2003 succeeding Marsha Ward.Shirley Anne Leonard, Editor

In addition to WestWard Quarterly, Shirley Anne has published five chapbooks through Laudemont Press. Her poetry has appeared in Time of Singing, Ancient Paths, and The FORESEE (bulletin of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference). Several of her poems have also been published online by Reconciliation Press, Cross Way Publications, and Quill & Parchment. Poems she wrote also appear in A Glimpse of Heaven, compiled by Richard Leonard and JoNancy Sundberg (Howard Books, 2007) and Secure the Fort (and Remain Under God) edited by Lucy Cain (XLibris, 2007). She has been a member of Christian Writers Fellowship International and is a member of the Illinois State Poetry Society.

Mrs. Leonard — mother of five, grandmother of eight, and great-grandmother of three — is associated with her husband, Dr. Richard C. Leonard, in the work of Laudemont Ministries, Hamilton, Illinois. A selection of her poems appears on the Laudemont Ministries web site.

Poetry Chapbooks

by WestWard Quarterly Editor Shirley Anne Leonard

Retail price of each book is $5.00 U.S., plus mailing.

'The Compass' by Shirley A. Malmgren Leonard

THE COMPASS

81 poems about the voyage through the seas of
denominationalism into the secure harbor
of God's Kingdom. Revised edition.

'The Promise' by Shirley A. Malmgren Leonard

THE PROMISE

46 poems relating the story of mankind's fall and
God's promise of restoration. Revised edition.
With Richard C. Leonard.

'The Journey' by Shirley A. Malmgren Leonard

THE JOURNEY

59 poems about the perils and
joys of the journey from Dark-
ness to the Kingdom of Light.

'Creation's Song' by Shirley A. Malmgren Leonard

CREATION’S SONG

38 poems extolling the beauty
God has created in the world
of nature for our enjoyment.

'Remembering Eden' by Shirley A. Malmgren Leonard

REMEMBERING EDEN

31 poems honoring Christ and
God's glorious plan for the
restoration of all things.