Patricia Telesco

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Patricia "Trish" Telesco (born 1960) is an American author, herbalist, poet, lecturer, Wiccan priestess, and folk magician who has written more than 60 books on a variety of subjects ranging from self-help and cookbooks to magic, folklore and global religion. Articles by Telesco have appeared in several mainstream publications such as Cosmo, Woman's World, and Cats' Magazine, and in such Neopagan publications such as Circle Network News and popular websites such as The Witches' Voice.[1]

Telesco began her Wiccan education and initiation on her own, but later received initiation into the Strega tradition of Italy.[2] She is a trustee for the Universal Federation of Pagans, a member of the Authors Guild, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and a professional member of the Wiccan-Pagan Press Alliance.[3] She (or her writing) has appeared on several television segments including Sightings and National Geographic Today – Solstice Celebrations. She has also appeared at major events in the New Age and Neopagan communities such as the Starwood Festival and Pagan Spirit Gathering. She runs a mail-order business called Hourglass Creations, and lives in Western New York, with her husband, and three sons.