Lillie Leonardi: Best Selling Author, Lecturer & Literary Promoter

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After 25 years in law enforcement, Lillie Leonardi decided to pursue her lifetime passion for writing. In 2013, Lillie shared her experience as a responder on 9/11 in her first non-fiction book published by Hay House (In the Shadow of a Badge) which sold over 30,000 copies globally. With her second release in 2016, Lillie shared her life-long spiritual journey in, The White Light of Grace: Reflections on the Life of a Spiritual Intuitive. With her eldest grandchild, Lillie self-published the eBook, Before I Go through Amazon Kindle Publishing in 2016. Founded in 2015, Lillie created Passages & Prose to support reading, writing, and literacy in Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities. Offering arts and literacy programming through events, partnerships, collaborations, and workshops, Passages & Prose provides published authors the opportunity to share their literary works with others. The endeavor culminates each October with Passages & Prose: A Gathering of Authors and Their Books, Pittsburgh's largest literary event (www.passagesandprose.com). From 1998 to 2010, Lillie was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Pittsburgh Division as its Community Outreach Specialist and under the auspice of the United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania where she served with a prestigious group of instructors.

What do I do best?

Collaborate with individuals and organizations to connect resources.

What makes me the best version of myself?

I feel my most authentic when I am sharing about the Divine, angels and spirituality.

What are my aspirations?

My current aspiration is to further develop the Are You Intuit podcast and a new audio book venture.  

My Biggest Success?

Motherhood is my biggest success.  I found it to be the toughest and most rewarding part of my life.  

My Most Challenging Moment?

My father’s death was my most challenging moment.  For over two years he suffered with cancer.  When our family was told his condition was terminal, it took every part of my being to present a strong front.  As his illness progressed, he was placed on life support.  Being present as he passed from this earth caused great grief to my mind, heart and spirit. 

My Motto?

In time of trouble, my motto is “Trust and believe. Take Action to achieve. Let go and let God.”

My Favorite People/Role Models?

On a personal note, my favorite people are my daughter and grandchildren.  I find them to be my greatest joy in life.  Through my relationship with them, I have evolved to become a better person

In my youth, I most enjoyed spending time with my father and paternal grandmother.  They were both excellent role models and inspired me to become the woman I am today.

From a professional perspective, I admire William (Bill) Strickland Jr., CEO and President of Manchester Bidwell Corporation. Bill has taught me principles of leadership and business.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

My favorite place that I have visited is Slea Head Beach on Dingle Peninsula in Ireland.  During my first visit, I sensed my spirit felt at home.  

My Favorite Products/Objects?

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My Current Passions?

My current aspiration is to further develop the Are You Intuit podcast and a new audio book venture.  

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