Freelance Writer • Photographer • Author


Who am I and What do I do?

Let me introduce myself: I'm a full-time professional writer, freelance journalist, and professional photographer in Southeastern Connecticut.

I love to write about almost any subject, but my areas of expertise include regional and local history, gardening and horticulture, destination travel pieces, and nature and the environment.

I write for local, regional, and national publications, both print and online. I am a double certified Master Gardener, and a member of the Connecticut Master Gardeners Association and Wild Ones Connecticut Chapter.


And I photograph anything and everything!


Whether its a short profile of an exceptional individual, or a focus piece about a local product, or a full-coverage spread about a special tourism attraction, I love putting that vision and information into the hands of readers.

Contact me for your next project


Age of Choice

Coast & Country

Connecticut Cuisine

Connecticut Horse

Connecticut Lifestyles (online)

Connecticut Family

Connecticut Outdoors

Country Living Ohio

Dave's Garden (online)

Go Westerly

GRIT (national)

GLP (Groton Long Point)

Hill, Pond & Preserve

Holidays on the Sound

Mystic Country

Norwich Magazine

Northeast Neighbors

Ohio Cooperative Living

Over the Back Fence/OHIO magazine


Sound & Country

SECT Business Monthly

Toni's Garden (monthly column)

Wine & Dine

My Photos on Covers

My Books

Single Titles and The Kovak & Quaid Mystery Series


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Book cover Rescue Me Toni Leland
Book cover Double Exposure Kovak & Quaid Ton Leland
Book cover Balancing Act Kovak & Quaid Toni Leland
Book Cover Unfinished Business Kovak & Quaid Toni Leland
Book cover Risky Business Kovak & Quaid Toni Leland
Book Cover Lost & Found Kovak & Quaid Toni Leland
Book cover Winning Ways Toni Leland
Book cover Hearts Over Fences Toni Leland
Book cover Gambling with the Enemy Toni Leland
Book cover Tattoo The Awakening Toni Leland
Book cover Deadly Heritage Toni Leland


media or assignment inquiries: 860-892-8891

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