Author: Leila L. Leidtke

Leila Leidtke is a Christian author, grandmother and resume specialist. Leila has written poetry all her life. She loves to help adults find their way to the career field that suits them best. Her former jobs with disabled adults have honed her ability to provide employment guidance. Leila also loves to encourage children to dream about their own futures and learn practical lessons that will help them in life. Leila and her husband are missionaries as well, and her upcoming book, When You Pass Through the Waters, recounts their experiences on the mission field. Leila resides in Delaware, Ohio with her husband and faithful Labrador, Champion. They have three grandchildren.

If I Were President

president coverIn her new illustrated children’s book If I Were President, author Leila Leidtke draws inspiration from her grandchildren in a fun and rhyming story of a young boy who dreams of being the President of the United States.  His adventures include a round trip ride from London to Scotland, an outer space walk, riding a camel in the circus and giving each family some kind of an animal.  He is accompanied by his faithful yellow labrador and shadowed by a secret service man in sunglasses.  The author’s intention is to encourage children to dream about their future and overcome obstacles to reach their goals. 

Don’t Be a Pig in A Panic!


This is a children’s story teaching two important lessons: Look before you leap and haste makes waste. The characters: Freddy, Harry and Larry are three little pigs in the jungle and Old Uncle Boar is their instructor. Freddy is fearful, Harry is in a hurry and Larry is a listener. They are confronted with various jungle enemies and react according to their natures. At the end, Larry calls for help and is surrounded with pigs that help him chase away a threatening tiger. The images are wonderful, showing the pigs’ expressions of fear, panic, sadness and victory according to each part of the story. All readers may be reminded to listen and not be a “pig in a panic.”