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