Darkness to Light – Into The Woods

Darkness to Light

Over the summer holidays, I worked with a group of people who had experienced something traumatic together.  We worked in a group to start off with, just listening to how everyone was feeling, and then I followed up with one to one sessions.

To start off with the work was focused on … Read more


Into the Woods

I’m really excited to announce that the book  Into the Woods I’ve been working on for the past few years has a launch date at Booka Bookshop, Oswestry.

The book is a set of fairy tales for adults and is based on interviews I did with women who have lived with and escaped from abusive … Read more


Book – Into The Woods

As some of you may have seen on Facebook, I’ve had an exciting week.  On Tuesday I lunched with my editor Kate Taylor from Middle Farm Press, on Friday Booka Bookshop agreed to help with the book launch and yesterday morning I met with the skilful and energetic illustrator Anita and watched as she created … Read more


Your Story

  • If I asked you to tell me your life story, what would you tell me?
  • Which bits would you leave out? Which bits would you embellish? What would you add in?

Autobiography is the art of telling your story, of fictionalizing the truth, because the very act of writing means we are putting experiences into … Read more


Domestic Abuse – I need your help

I need your help to stop domestic abuse and violence.

This is my Playing Big mission.  I have set up a website to help stop domestic abuse.  It is called Together Against Domestic Abuse.

1 in 4 women will suffer from domestic abuse in their life (and some men) and every week 2 women are … Read more


The F word

Before I start into, what I feel quite scared about writing, I want to state my position clearly.  I do not hate men.  I do not think men are bad.  I like men.  I have a lot of male friends who I trust and like.  My children are boys.  I have male partner.

And I … Read more


My email address

julieleoni.com@gmail.com