Julie Leibrich is the author of 11 books - four poetry collections, four children's books and three non-fiction works on mental health, and on crime. She has been awarded several grants and prizes, including the Todd New Writer's Bursary, the Joy Cowley Award and the Legal Research Foundation Special Book Award. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, and she has given invited talks in several countries. Born in England in 1947, Julie came to New Zealand in 1974. She worked for 20 years as a research psychologist before becoming one of New Zealand's first Mental Health Commissioners.
It is truly wonderful... the reading experience in itself became a sanctuary. - Judi Clements, CEO, NZ Mental Health Foundation Leibrich's experience may well be signalling an important 'change of heart' in the whole field of spirituality and mental health. - Professor Phil Barker, www.psychminded.co.uk It touches and moves me with its language and insight ... [offering] such energy and hope. - Linden Lynn, author/artist, England