I am the author of Stories They Told Me, a novel of Shamanism and Goddess Spirituality set in Minoan Crete; Ode to Minoa, the odyssey of a snake Priestess in Bronze Age Crete; and the recently completed The Strega and the Dreamer. Visit me at and
My Great Grandmother Domenica Colella was a Strega in the Italian mountaintop village tradition. She was a wise woman, herbalist, healer, soothsayer and midwife. I grew up hearing stories about my Great Grandmother and all her skills, her knowledge of the plants, evil eye rituals and dowsing, her “doctoring.”
I am currently working toward bringing this tradition back to a living practice in my life in service to my community and the many communities of the planet.
women's rights, female empowerment, the goddess, priestess power, joy and laughter the current paradigm writing, researching, intuitive work, divination, goddess studies, herstory,
My Vision for the Future
a world where all are liberated and standing in their power for the good of the planet