Dear Men

Dear Men,

Please come support Into the Woods by coming the launch, by buying the book, by talking to your friends about domestic abuse.

I know it is sometimes tricky coming to or getting involved with something which you see as ‘for women’ but it’s what we women have been doing for years, … Read more


War Stories

I’ve just read a book I couldn’t put down, one that I think will change lives.

Clare Best writes the story of her dad’s dying. She weaves together her reflections on the visits, coping with his deteriorating health as cancer takes hold, the clips from the audio he asked her to record and her transcripts … 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


The end of the primary school years

You know that feeling, where you wake up and for a split second the world is as it has always been, and then it descends with a weight; the knowledge that something significant has ended and that life will never be the same again.

Have you had that feeling?

I’ve had it before in my … 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


Prioritising Myself

I’ve had a couple of email from people asking if I’m OK as I haven’t blogged for a while.  Thank you for asking.

It’s been a funny few months:  there was a close death on Boxing day, I hit an all time winter low, I’ve definitely been hormonal, I’ve got a trapped nerve in my … Read more


My email address

julieleoni.com@gmail.com