Leona Tockey, a dear friend who died in 2015 close to her 90th birthday, was a remarkable woman.
She had a successful career as a psychotherapist specializing in sexual abuse issues, and she was a mentor and elder to many of us. You can read about her here:
In 1996 Leona published a memoir of her childhood in 1930s Montana, where she was a victim of family sexual abuse herself. It chronicles the mixed experience of a happy childhood compromised by terrible, inappropriate intimacy – and the road to healing. As writers ourselves, we can tell you that this book is inspiring and very well written.
We have recently discovered a large cache of unopened copies of the book and want to make them available – in any quantity – to anyone who would like to read them, and especially to counselors and therapists who work with those attempting to heal from the trauma of abuse.
In the East Bay we can offer them completely for free. Otherwise, postage will be $3.00 per copy. The more books you order, the cheaper the postage per book.
So please contact us and let us know if you want some copies, and especially if you know of professionals and agencies that work in this sensitive area.