Author Lillie Leonardi


Lillie Leonardi



After serving for 25 years in the law enforcement profession, Lillie Leonardi retired to pursue her lifelong passion for writing. A twice traditionally published author with Hay House, Lillie has travelled about the country and presented on her books: In The Shadow Of A Badge and The White Light Of Grace.

 In 2014, she founded Passages & Prose to promote reading, writing and literacy throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, assist fellow authors to cultivate, navigate and promote their works, and develop literary events.

From 1998 to 2010, Lillie was employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pittsburgh Division as its Community Outreach Specialist. On September 11, 2001 and in post days of recovery, she served at the Flight 93 crash site to address the needs of law enforcement, government, and social service agency representatives assisting with evidence recovery and preparations for two memorial services. She also served as primary liaison to the United Airlines Humanitarian Response Team by presenting at daily briefings and interacting with surviving family members.

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.

Lillie is an on-going contributor to The Huffington Post and Heal Your Life digital publications.

Follow Lillie @GaulFromLebanon on Twitter.



Ever since she was a child, Lillie Leonardi could hear the whispers of angels. She spent years pushing these visions aside. But on September 11, 2001, while serving with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, her life, like so many others, was forever changed. After witnessing a legion of angels at the Flight 93 crash site, she experienced a spiritual transformation that awakened her to the magic, mystery, and miracles of life, and she gained the courage to share her story with others.

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The White Light of Grace

In this decades-spanning memoir, Lillie Leonardi reveals how she first uncovered her intuitive gifts. She explains how her ancestry, strict Catholic upbringing, and other significant events impacted her spiritual evolution and devotion to God. Throughout her journey of self-discovery, her realizations about forgiveness, self-acceptance, and healing unfold and offer divine inspiration for readers.

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Before I Go

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

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