Melanie Marquis is an award-winning author, a lifelong practitioner of magick, and a local coordinator for the Pagan Pride Project. She's the author of Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: Pioneer and Publisher of Body, Mind, and Spirit, A Witch's World of Magick, The Witch's Bag of Tricks, Beltane, and Lughnasadh, as well as the co-author of Witchy Mama (with Emily A. Francis), and the creator of the Modern Spellcaster's Tarot (illustrated by Scott Murphy), all from Llewellyn Worldwide. In addition to her books, Melanie offers tarot readings, handwriting analysis, witchcraft services, and customized classes in tarot and magick. She's passionate about helping others achieve their dreams and is happy to offer aspiring authors guidance and encouragement. She is also a folk artist and an avid crafter, creating unique stuffed animals and magickal products to make everyday life more fun.