Emily Carding holds a BA (hons) in Theatre Arts from Bretton Hall and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter. She is an initiate of the Alexandrian Wiccan tradition and has been working with Tarot for over twenty-five years. Emily is the creator of several tarot decks, including The Transparent Tarot (Schiffer) and she's the author of Faery Craft (Llewellyn). Additionally, she is the illustrator of Gods of the Vikings (Avalonia Books). As an actor she is best known for her international tour of the award-winning Richard III (a one woman show) by Brite Theatre. Emily lives in Hastings, East Sussex, England.