Born in Illinois. and lived most of my life in the Midwestern states of IL,WI, MN,and IA.
Currently retired and living in Oregon.
Graduate of Zion-Benton Township High School in Zion, IL.
Certificate of Ministry from INSTE Bible College in Des Moines,IA.
Web Site Development and Design Certificate from Portland Community College in Portland, OR.
Working towards earning a Certificate of Creative Writing from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR.
President of SGLY Ministry–an encouragement ministry which has been online encouraging Christians since 1997.
Website: “Smile God Loves You” www.smilegodlovesyou.org
Several local news articles for “The Beacon” a hometown newspaper [2008-2010]
A Devotional “Praise Pause” was published in part in the Cokeburg Presbyterian Church Newsletter [August 2003]
“Proverbs 31 Woman” Scripture Acrostic was published in Proverbs 31 Club Newsletter 
Several articles published by Oregon Women’s Report Portland, OR. (2011–2012)
Several articles, devotionals, and poems currently published to my online blogs.
“The Way” An original presentation of the Gospel. A courtroom drama that brings the Gospel to life in an easy to understand way. 
“Plastic Pollution” What can we do about all the plastic pollution that is destroying our oceans and marine life? [ 2012]
“Recycle Empty Tissue Boxes” Make two pretty Gift Bags from one empty Tissue Box in three easy steps. 
“Come Holy Spirit” 
“Up on the Housetop” 
“God’s Way” 
Written and Published by Leona J. Atkinson–Atkinson Publishing
- Devotional-Journal– “54 Spiritual Blessings in Christ” (2011)
- Poetry Chapbook “April Ad-Libs” (2014)
- Poetry Chapbook “May Flowers” (2014)
Written by L.J. Atkinson–Published by: SGLY Ministry–SGLY Books
- Reference-“Names of God” (2012) (2013)
- Devotional-“Psalms Prayer Pockets” (2013)
- Devotional: “Praise Pause” (2017)
Currently working on:
My Memoirs– “Midwestern Memories”