I’ve written twelve books and edited four anthologies, including Tarot for Writers, Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards, Tarot Journaling, and Crystals for Beginners. One of my books, Tall Dark Stranger: Tarot for Love and Romance,was a COVR Visionary Award finalist, marking it as one of the top three divination books of 2006.
I don’t just write about tarot: I also created the Wizards Tarot, the Epicurean Tarot and a forthcoming deck called the Victorian Christmas Tarot. My work has even been featured in the Encyclopedia of Tarot.
I’ve been a keynote speaker at national and international tarot conferences, and I’ve taught tarot and astrology in England, Canada, and across the United States. I’m also a frequent guest on talk radio shows, web-based podcasts, and internet forums. Some of my books have been translated for a worldwide audience; they’re available in Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, and Russian. Here in Minnesota, Metro magazine called me one of the best psychics in the Twin Cities. I’ve also been featured in Downtown Minneapolis and CitySouth magazines.
I was born in Minnesota in 1964, and raised on a farm in North Dakota. In my late teens, I lived in Brazil. In my early twenties, I moved to Los Angeles, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from California State University. For the first part of my career I worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and media relations specialist. Now I live in Minneapolis with my husband, a software developer, and our four daughters who range in age from nine to twenty-one.
My Mission Statement
It’s my goal to make tarot and astrology easy, fun, and comfortable for everyone — whether I’m conducting a reading, teaching a class, or sharing what I know through my articles and books. I want to de-mystify the art of astrology and tarot, without taking away from their mystical appeal.
I’ve been certified by the Tarot Certification Board of America. I’m also a member of the American Federation of Astrology, the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), the Minnesota STARS chapter of NCGR, the International Academy of Astrology, the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), and the Organization for Professional Astrology.