Hi thereI'm an author, Amazon.com Hall of Fame reviewer, blogger, and Tarot reader, as well as a deck creator, teacher, short story writer, editor, award-winning cook, radio host, interviewer, Self Help maven, entrepeneur, homeschooling Mom and beloved wife.
Astrologically, I´m a Scorpio Sun (stellium 7th and 8th Houses), Aries Rising,and Aquarius Moon (11th House). In Chinese Astrology, I'm a Metal Dog. Personality wise, I'm an ENXP in the Myers-Briggs/Keirsey system (X means Thinking and Feeling are equal) and a Type 7w8 SP/SX/SO according to the Enneagram (possibly 8w7). In the ANSIR model, I'm a Philosopher Boss, but have strong Evokateur, Healer and Visionary tendencies in the Work realm, as well as strong Visionary Thinking and Philosopher Emoting. I am a Working profile--not Emoting.
In Numerology, my Life Path number is (not surprisingly!) 7, which makes my Tarot birth cards The Chariot/Tower. In the elemental system, I'm Choleric/Sanguine (Red/Yellow in Color Code terminology). In the StrengthsFinder 2.0 system, my top five strengths are Input, Strategic, Ideation, Maximizer and Learner. In the StandOut Strengths Assessment, I'm an Influencer/Equalizer.
My interests include the band Rush, Mystery/mysteries, literary fiction, writing craft and, of course, reading. I enjoy good movies, especially thrillers. Poetry wise, I adore e.e.cummings. (insert genuflect).
I make my home in Pennsylvania with my husband Ron (a fellow Scorpio Sun/Aquarius Moon, but with Cancer Rising), and our 17 year old son (Libra Sun, Gemini Rising, Sagittarius Moon)--whom I homeschool (unschool).
Concurrently working on my 3rd and 4th traditionally published books Naked Tarot and 365 Tarot: Daily Meditations (coming 2017 from Dodona Books)
Made it into Round 3 of Charlie Sheen's #tigerbloodintern search (among 250, narrowed down from tens of thousands)...just to see if I could do it!
With Ron at the painting helm, we began work on the Snowland Deck in January 2011. It's now available for purchase here. YAY!
Ron and I created another deck, the Coffee Tarot. We're now working on the FULL version
Hasn't had/watched TV programming for 9 years..
Dubbed the "Queen of Tarot" by bestselling metaphysical author Monte Farber.
Turned 46 on November 6, 2016.
Celebrated 19th wedding anniversary on August 7, 2016.
Loves Christmas! And books! And coffee! And chocolate!
Loves Rush! And hard rock and heavy metal! And Iron Maiden! And Bruce Dickinson!
Thinks texting while driving should be a crime.
Hates country music and thinks that should be a crime. (Joking!)
Loves Baroque music, especially Bach and Vivaldi (and any piece with a harpsichord!)
Owns over 250 Tarot books, 100 Tarot decks and over 120 books on the writing craft.
Has never been west of Chicago or east of Philly.
In the summer, keeps her bedroom air conditioner at 63 F (Ron sometimes wears a sweatshirt and toboggan to bed!)
3-time spelling bee champ in Junior High School, making it to the state level of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee
Absolutely loves Autumn
Thinks dred locks look ridiculous, especially on Caucasians
Abhors smoking (thinks it should be banned in all public places)
Has a library painted bright orange and raspberry (Thanks, hubby!)
Is a spender, not a saver
Was voted "Most Talkative" in the Senior superlatives in High School (almost got "Class Clown", too)
Married a guy who was voted "Most Shy" at his High School (no lie)
Considers Pepsi, ginger ale and coffee "Elixirs of the Gods" (But tries to limit intake nevertheless. Well, except for the coffee...)
Loves thriller movies (Joyride is her favorite!)
Survivor of a run-in with a school bus at age 12. (The front tire ran over and sat on her right foot. Wearing sneakers bought the night before, the pressure blew out the side of the shoe. Yes, she could have been killed and, fortunately, she learned to walk again.)
All-star firstbaseman in softball (circa bus injury)
Was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Nuclear Physics Club, and Who's Who Among American High School Students. Graduated in Top 10 to High School class.
Assessed as Genius on a Psychologist-rendered IQ test (145? Somewhere in the 140s... As you can see, don't really care.)
Possesses the archetypal patterns of Teacher, Communicator, Hermit, Queen, Hedonist, Bohemian, Creator, Magical Child, Judge, Rebel and Sage
Self-taught sound engineer who ran live sound for first husband (a professional trumpet player) and mixed his first demo recording
Was widowed at 25 (First husband of 7 years passed from leukemia)
Collects snowpeople, sun/moon/stars paraphernalia, bluejays (not live ones!) and Nancy Drew books
Loves Chinese food
Has more books than shelving space (but that is being solved thanks to hubby's carpentry prowess)
Has two cats, Neo and Stewart (named by my husband. If I had my way, they would have been called Onyx and Butterscotch! But alas, the names he chose do, indeed, fit.) RIP Neo who passed Christmas Eve 2012. We now have a new baby--Qubie.
AB+ blood type, supposedly rare
Resides in a world of symbols (husband asserts)
Failed drivers license exam the first time (wonder if running up over the curb had anything to do with that...)
Abhors country music. And blues. And soul or hip hop ('cept for Eminem)
Rebellious (but you probably knew that already)
Enjoys rainy days and thunderstorms
No known allergies (but suffers from chronic non-allergic rhinitis. Waaah!)
Weakness for chocolate, books and bath products
If you want to know anything beyond this, you'll just have to email me and ask! :o)
"People will write off even the clearest, most loving person in the world when he opposes their belief system. They will invalidate him, negate him, obliterate him, prove that he's wrong, he's a fraud, he's dangerous to society, so that they can protect what they really believe is important. They'd rather be right than free." -- Byron Katie
"If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all." -- Anna Quindlen