About me


People know me by many names and as you check out my blogs, you will learn who I am. I am an author, but I'm also a psychic medium. Let's chat about two of my names.

Some people call me Steampunk Granny because I love everything Steampunk, and I get into more adventures than a comic book character. Retired from the Academy of Natural Sciences where I was: the manager of the Changing Exhibit Hall; the Mummy Expert; Coordinator of Birthday Parties, I finally have time to do what I love best. I love to write sci-fi stories, do psychic readings, and go on ghost investigations. Now, that’s what I call a great retirement.
I have the first four books of my Roof Oasis sci-fi apocalyptic series published: Roof Oasis; Saving Solanda; Beware the Harvesters; and Warriors in the Mist. My series is fast moving and full of action, but it is also a love story: Romeo and Juliet meet the Walking Dead written by Jules Verne kind of story. You can buy my books on Createspace.com, Amazon or Kindle.

My latest book. Life with Fred and Lucy: Growing up in South Philly, is a humorous collection of stories about what it was like to grow up in my Italian parents’ grocery store in South Philly during the 1950s and early 1960s. It is also a tribute to the two spirits who have taken up residence in my attic. Who are Fred and Lucy? Find out in my memoir filled with heart, humor and some truly unforgettable antics from the Maratea clan. This is a sample of the upcoming book cover.
I’m not only published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel October 2014, I also have a vampire short story “New Home” in Bloody Kisses Press: Babes and Beasts Anthology. I served as co-editor of the South Jersey Writers’ Group short story anthology, Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey and, have two stories of my own in the collection, “Night of the Attack” and “Where Are You Zeppie?”

I not only do reviews of movies and television shows on my pop culture blog Gilbertspeaks, but I am also the senior writer for the Canadian Pop Culture Online Site Biff Bam Pop! Last year, I took the plunge into the world of screenwriting for Chris Eilenstein’s Shadows of the Forest.


I am the South Jersey Italian Psychic

I am a psychic/medium who does readings using angel cards. I am an ordained minister certified in spiritual healing and life coaching. I am an advanced IET practitioner, and use those healing techniques to heal the 12 strand DNA within us all. IET will empower you, and reconnect you to your soul's divine mission.
I also do house blessings. You can contact me here mariegilb@comcast.net
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