Too often of late, these cold and often dreary winter days tumble one into the other with a predictable regularity. So it was an absolute delight – and a puzzlement – when I went to the post office today and found a parcel from my publisher waiting for me. Too early for Tarot of Dragons (and too small), and I had no outstanding orders I could think of.
Penknife out, package opened, and…Voila!
My Little Book of Dragons has been translated into Russian! and published in a lovely illustrated edition by VES Publishing Group!
Makes me wish I could read the language.
Thanks to the Oxana Schroeder and Katie Stark at Llewellyn who made this possible.
Pole to pole, hemisphere to hemisphere, today is Appreciate a Dragon Day!
When better to promote our Dragons in word and image?
So, let me start with my Tarot of Dragons(Llewellyn Worldwide, 2022). With exquisite artwork by Firat Solhan, this was one of those rare creative opportunities to combine two passions: my life-long connection with Dragons and my years of working with the Tarot.
Coming out June 8, 2022, Tarot of Dragons‘ 78-card deck and full-color companion book are available to pre-order now from Llewellyn, Amazon, and bookstores large and small.
Majestic, mighty, and mysterious, dragons teach us how to rise above the mundane and shine like beacons in the dark. This beautiful hardcover book packed with Dragon lore, tips, and tales, provides everything you need to become a cryptoherpetologist―a student and researcher of these fantastic creatures.
Discover the different dragon species and their histories. Learn about dragon life cycles and how to live harmoniously with them. Explore vacation spots for dragon watching in America and Europe. Celebrate seasonal dragon festivals and meet some of the most famous dragons from literature and legend.
Welcome to Dragon Country. Here Dragonfire sears the grass and the wind dances with Dragon-song. Here you’ll find true Dragons, real flesh-and-blood creatures that are as fiercely alive and majestic as they were thousands of years ago.
This essential, comprehensive introduction to Dragons is filled with what everyone must know about these extraordinary creatures. Whether a casual dracophile or a dedicated Dragon keeper, come explore what Dragons have to teach us about the world and our-selves. Discover how, with care and devotion, you can help save them from extinction.
Dragons are legend incarnate. They are keepers of ancient lore and trusted guides to the mystical ways of the tarot. Now, their boundless wisdom comes to you in this stunning Rider-Waite-based deck. Tarot of Dragons filters classic symbolism through a draconic lens, breathing new life into your readings. Featuring gorgeous illustrations and a full-color companion book, this deck helps clarify jumbled thoughts, ignite your passions, and illuminate paths to achieving your goals.
The Tarot of Dragonsis now available for pre-order from Llewellyn and Amazon. It includes a 78-card Rider-Waite-Smith deck and full-color companion book, Wisdom from the Dragon Realms.
For more than half a century I have roamed the wilds of Dragon Country. I have cavorted with Dragons scaled and feathered, large and small, from East and West. For the past forty-plus years I have been working with the Tarot. In that time, I’d often looked for a Dragon tarot only to be disappointed. The decks out there were, to my mind, pale and too human-centric, with the Dragons often little more than decorative arm-candy.
When Llewellyn approached me about combining these two loves, I was thrilled. And a little trepidatious. After all, I’m a writer, not an artist. Fortunately, I was blessed to work with a wonderful artist, Firat Solhan. Firat was able to take my descriptions and (very) rough sketches and turn them into exquisite cards.
I have spent the past few days in the rich landscape of Dragon Country, going over proofs for the book and cards in my upcoming Tarot of Dragons.
Thanks to the exquisite artwork of Firat Solhan and the designers at my publisher, Llewellyn, I am, quite frankly, blown away. Though still months from actually being able to hold them in hand, I just had to share a sneak peak.