Hello, I’m Lucy! I started Tolstoy Therapy back in 2012 to share my experience of using fiction to support my mental health – in particular, anxiety disorders and autism spectrum disorder. I didn’t think my writing would ever have an audience, so millions of page views later, it’s amazing that you’re here and reading this.

Since starting this website, I graduated with a degree in English Literature and Spanish, travelled solo around Europe, and met my now-husband before moving to Switzerland. I lived alone by the mountains for a few years, which you can read about in my book, Mountain Song: A Journey to Finding Quiet in the Swiss Alps.

On my twenty-fifth birthday in 2018 I left my job and started my own business, and now I make things and share what I know. You can read about my business journey in my book, Simple Business. I now live in Copenhagen with my husband, Iain.

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Want to say hi? You can reach out anytime via lucy[at]tolstoytherapy.com. I can be pretty bad at responding to emails in a timely manner, so please accept my apologies.

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Tolstoy Therapy is a popular book blog with 125,000+ monthly page views and a community of readers that regularly visit for feel-good, cozy, and beautiful book recommendations.

I share books that I know and love and rarely publish sponsored content. However, if you have a project that seems like a natural fit for the website and its readership, feel free to get in touch via the email above.