Researching Tarot

For my final post in 2017, I’m reblogging my December 21st post that originally appeared on Kristina Stanley’s blog. Here’s the intro…

If you’ll pardon the pun, tarot was never in the cards when I began writing Skeletons in the Attic. I knew I’d have a protagonist, Calamity (Callie) Barnstable, who would be thrust into the position of finding out what happened when her mother disappeared thirty years earlier. I knew she’d be a fish out of water, a big city Toronto woman heading to Marketville, a town she described as the sort of place a family with two kids, a cat and a collie moved to. I even knew there was a scheming psychic, Misty Rivers, ready to take on Callie’s assignment if Callie turned it down. But my original thinking was more along the line of a crystal ball and tea leaves. Tarot? Not on the radar.

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2 responses to “Researching Tarot

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you Pamela. I’ve been a freelance writer since 2003 (magazines, newspapers) and research is a big part of that, so I’ve learned how to use whatever facts I uncover in some way. That background really helps me as an author. I appreciate your feedback. All the best to you in 2018.

  2. I enjoyed reading about how you: 1) came up with an outside idea, i.e., the tarot cards as a central part of your story, 2) researched and struggled with learning about reading the cards, and then 3) took a reasonable and completely realistic way of integrating this into your book. Great post!

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