Also in the early 1990s, I was assigned to write Tarot: The Complete Kit, a beginner’s book on tarot card interpretation for an in-house deck they called the Tarot Nova. I’m a huge fan of artist Julie Paschkis who designed the Palm-Reading: Little Guide book. But my apprehension over doing this particular project was that I wasn’t privy to Julie’s creative designs from which to base my words; it wound up being a good, albeit generic, tarot card interp book with good info for divining from any of the hundreds of other tarot decks available.
I did my job, solo. Likewise, Julie did her’s minus my text. Neither of us knew or saw each other’s work until the buying public did. And like dining at a buffet, I like some cards but not others. Nevertheless, the packaging and design is wonderfully deluxe, and continues to be a best-seller around the world.
The 78-card Tarot Nova deck at right comes complete with my 87-page booklet and layout “map,” and is on sale via amazon.com or Running Press for under $8—sweet!
I knew it! I never felt like the book really jives with the images, and now I know why.