Literary Works

In the Shadow of a Badge

In the Shadow of a Badge, Lillie Leonardi takes readers on a dramatic journey of what happens when her two very distinct realities become dangerously intertwined. As an inspiring example of what it really means to be called to service, Leonardi shows that it's never too late to find your spiritual path and life's purpose.

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The White Light of Grace

In The White Light of Grace, Lillie Leonardi traces life-altering events, times when she called on the angels for blessings and others when she learned how to rely on herself. Her remarkable stories focus on her personal transformations, as well as the incredible experiences of those around her.


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Before I Go

Memories sustained are not always kind to the heart. Sometimes, the emotions attached remain trapped inside, never allowing for the heartfelt sentiment to reach the surface. Before I Go is Lillie Leonardi's newest venture and co-authored by her eldest grandchild. It is a tale about the healing power of forgiveness.

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About the Author

After serving for more than 25 years, Lillie Leonardi retired from law enforcement to pursue her lifetime passion for writing.

From 1998 to 2010, Lillie was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Pittsburgh Division as its Community Outreach Specialist. She also worked under the auspice of the United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, and served with a prestigious group of instructors. Lillie provided training on various subjects including; community policing, crime prevention, cultural competency, hate crimes, responding to a major incident, threat assessment, and violence reduction.

On 9/11 and in the post days of recovery, Lillie was utilized by the FBI to address law enforcement, government, and social service agency representatives assisting with evidence recovery and preparations for two memorial services at the Flight 93 crash site. She not only served as primary liaison to the United Airlines Humanitarian Response Team—presenting at daily briefings and interacting with surviving family members—but also escorted families to the crash site for the memorial services.

Prior to her career with the FBI, Lillie worked as the lead law enforcement officer on two college campuses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1984, she was appointed to serve as the first female police officer with the City of Arnold, Pennsylvania.

Her first non-fiction book about her experience as a responder on 9/11 entitled, In the Shadow of a Badge was released in 2013 with Hay House and sold over 30,000 copies globally. In February 2016, Lillie will release her second book titled, The White Light of Grace: Reflections on the Life of a Spiritual Intuitive.

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