Steampunk Tarot
Excerpts from the Snowland Deck Companion Book

Naked Tarot Forthcoming from Dodona Books!

Naked Tarot Wheel editI'm thrilled to announce that I've signed a contract with Dodona Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing, for my book Naked Tarot: Sassy, Stripped-Down Advice for Modern Living.

You can read a sneak peek of one of the chapters here

ISBN 978-1-78279-213-0 for the paperback, 978-1-78279-212-3 for the eBook.

As you'll read in the sample I linked to, my book ain't gonna be your Grandma's Tarot (like 99% of the stuff out there).

I also have a FB page for the book if you'd like to "like". It's here.

-- Janet



Christiana Gaudet

Congrats on your new book! I think the cover is graphically good - symbolically I don't like it.

I am a card-carrying nudist. To equal being naked with being rude makes no sense to me. To be naked is to be free of society's fetters, and to accept oneself and others.

So I just don't get the connection between being naked and rude gestures. It is offensive to the point that I would not recommend the book to my students, no matter how good the content.On the other hand, it will probably sell well amongst younger tarot enthusiasts because of the cover.

It's fantastic. I love the sideboob as the feminine and the finger as the masculine symbol of the "raw simplicity and outrageous honesty" that you're putting forth in the book. I see self-confidence and self-assertion in the cover image, and that tells me I might gain a little confidence to expound on the tarot myself by reading the book. To me, the image is like reading Liber AL - you can't fully absorb it until you examine your gut reactions to the symbols it uses.

Janet Boyer

Thanks, Christiana!

I absolutely understand where you're coming from. I think a lot of older generation Tarotists will feel this way, too. It's a risky cover, to be sure, and I'm not even sure that the publisher will go for it.

But DON (see her comment below) totally gets "the point" of where I was going with this. Naked Tarot isn't geared for the younger set (although they could certainly use it), but for those who like their Tarot fresh, modern and relevant. I'm of the belief you need to know the rules before you break them (at least, when it comes to Tarot), so those who have a solid Tarot background will appreciate (I hope) where I'm headed with this book.

I'm finishing the Snowland Deck companion book now and, after that, it's straight into Naked Tarot. :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your opinion with me!

Janet Boyer

You totally get me (and it), DON. ;o) Thanks!

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