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Taking the Tarot to Heart

Mark McElroy
Written by Mark McElroy

Lessons learned from my first book, applied to the sequel.

Project Info
Contribution: Author
Year: 2005
Publisher: Llewellyn

Incorporating what we learned from publishing Putting the Tarot to Work, this book featured a softer (and more traditionally metaphysical) cover and played more directly to its audience.

My interest in using tarot cards as a visual brainstorming tool persists here, but the content is softer and lighter, and the topic (romance!) is one more likely to be addressed by tarot readers.

Working on this book taught me a lot about creating a manuscript to a publisher’s specifications, structuring and writing non-fiction books, and delivering a quality product on a tight deadline. In the process, I became a more disciplined writer and a more savvy marketer.

Out of print, but still available at

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Mark McElroy

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