Phyllis Coletta


The middle daughter of six very loud very Italian (redundant?) siblings, I was born and raised in Philly and have never lost that loving edginess that comes from the City of Brotherly Love.

I have three brothers, three sons, and three husbands so I know a thing or two about a thing or two when it comes to guys but my devotion is to helping women find their fire and live like a force of nature.

As a litigation attorney for 16 years I boxed with the big boys but found my soul eroding, and I yearned to be free. I quit law to teach high school for a few years and then quit everything - sold my house, gave away my stuff - to become a cowgirl in Colorado. This is my story, as told in DON'T FENCE ME IN, The Adventures of a Soccer Mom Turned Cowgirl. I've also written a book of legal fiction (PRIOR BAD ACTS) and a rambling missive on life called TALES FROM THE DORK SIDE.

I became an EMT and now work in an ER which I love because it's chaotic and I get to wear pajamas. In March of 2013 I'll be ordained as a Zen Buddhist chaplain. I hope to develop my website, as a place where women in particular can find bold, bodacious reading, and friendship as well.

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Prior Bad Acts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,190. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
PRIOR BAD ACTS is the story of attorney Maria Testa, mother of three small boys, caught in the vortex of a nasty sexual harassment case against an Atlantic City casino vice president. The title refers to a rule of evidence that precludes the introduction of any facts regarding past behavior in order to prove an intent or event in the present.
Tales From the Dork Side
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,750. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Does life confuse you too? Tales From the Dork Side is a hilarious compendium of stories about how we sail through our lives filled with crazy men (Cowboy Bob), kids, problems with sex, food, and facial hair. What do men really want? (Food and Sex: "F Squared"). What's a good day of parenting? (When you put the kids to bed alive). Laugh and learn how to lower your standards while raising your Joy.

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