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Phylis Mantelli is an author, motivational speaker, and “mama mentor” based in Silicon Valley, California. Her highly anticipated memoir, Unmothered: Life With a Mom Who Couldn’t Love Me, is currently available for preorder at Redemption Press and widely available in stores September 2019.


A Word from Phylis

In my memoir, I describe the roller-coaster journey of my life growing up with an alcoholic, narcissistic mother who was too unstable to care for me. I was often made to feel worthless as a daughter and after years of heartbreaking disappointments, I realized that the effect of our dysfunctional past was becoming my new "normal.” Eventually, I was able to break free from the pain of my past and God has given me the heart of a daughter who loves her mother unconditionally. God completely transformed my life!

I have now been happily married for 30 years to my best friend, Michael Mantelli. We have two grown daughters, Dominique and Ariel, one son-in-law, and a beautiful “growing way-too-fast” grandson. The happiest times for me are when we are all together; cooking, laughing and loving on each other. As a family, our favorite place to be is in the kitchen. We all love to eat! We also love to laugh. (I have a snarky sense of humor, if you’re around me long enough you better learn how to banter jokes back and forth.)

I’m the most passionate about speaking to young women and helping them through their dysfunctional past. I love to see the progression in a woman’s life, and the happiness on her face when she is finally at peace with the healthy decisions she is making. It is then I feel confident that God has placed me on the right path. My hope is that this book and blog will plant seeds for the life you deserve and desire so that you may transform your experiences and find the peace you need to move forward. Don’t forget to subscribe to my email list for important updates on the book and blog. I am available for panels and keynote speaking opportunities.