My Light Magazine is a Catholic centered magazine for children.  Our story began in 2008 when Editor-in-Chief Jennier Gladen was inspired to help children understand their faith and deepen their relationship with God.

Over the years we have published several issues. We have reinvented our look several times, but one thing has never changed - our mission.  Each issue we publish stories, articles, poems and other activities relating to the Catholic faith, but without being "too preachy." 

Learn about our

Editorial Staff


Jennifer Gladen


Jennifer Gladen is a children’s author who lives and writes in Pennsylvania. She is the author of A Star in the Night,Teresa’s Shadow, Angel Donor, and Caitie the Caterpillar through Guardian Angel Publishing. She contributed as a columnist at Catholic Mom and is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild (C.W.G.) and the S.C.B.W.I. She has written several children’s stories, poems and articles, and started her own Catholic e-zine.

Candace J Hardy

Assistant Editor

Candace J. Hardy is an author and illustrator from NW Ohio, publishing with Guardian Angel Children’s publication. Always fascinated by the connection of art to the written word, she has a history in illustration and has enjoyed seeing the visions of writers come to fruition. In addition to MY LIGHT, she has illustrated for authors Dotti Enderle, Lawrence Lee, and Karen Wiesner as well as several online childrens’ magazines including ”Stories for Children” . She is also a narrative colored pencil, showing her work in many Ohio and Michigan galleries. She has created a series of paperdolls specifically for MY LIGHT. You’ll be sure to find Tessa and Patrick and their friends Sister Alberta and Father Ron featured in many of her stories as they lead young readers through the liturgical year.

Patricia Moore

Saints Editor 

Patricia Moore has worked as a preschool teacher and social worker, and has volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher. She is married, has four children, a son-in-law and a grandson. She also has a cat named Panda. She attends Mass almost daily and prays the Rosary at St, Christopher and Saint Damien Church. Her picture book entries have won the Writer's Digest Competition three times. She has been published in My Light Magazine, Leaves Magazine, and Journal News, She's an active member of the SCBWI and a member of two critique groups of children's writers, as well as the MUSE writer's group. 

Terri Forehand 

Acquisitions Editor

 Terri is the author of several picture books including Pepper's Special Secret and The ABC's of Cancer According to Lilly Isabella Lane, and A Moose is Loose. 

 Terri Forehand writes about quirky characters with real problems. She shares a small log cabin in Nashville, Indiana with her husband of 36 years and an array of rescue dogs and cats. She is a neonatal critical care nurse, mom to 3 grown children and grandma to 5 grandchildren, all sources for imaginitive and fun inspiration. 

Visit her websites and blog for more information.