Melissa Cynova is bisexual, queer, a daughter of the Morrigan, witch, author and tarot reader from St. Louis, Mo. She spent 30 years of her life as a social worker, working with foster kids, the Disabled and Aged communities and the Deaf community.
At the same time, this small-town girl was exploring the Universe with tarot cards, which she was certain was a tool of the devil. Luckily, she’s never believed in the devil.
Because of this delightful loophole in Catholicism, magic and tarot has been part of her life since she was 14 years old, and has become an expert in her field. She’s presented at the Omega Institute with Rachel Pollack and Mary K. Greer, and at the Tarot of the British Isles convention.
One of Melissa’s passions is using pop culture to teach the tarot. Making the cards more relatable and easily identifiable allows folks to quickly relate to the cards.
Her writing voice has often been compared to her speaking voice, helping folks feel at home with personal stories, humor and direct advice. Melissa’s 30 years of social service and of tarot study has given her an encyclopedic knowledge of the human experience.
Her first book, KITCHEN TABLE TAROT, is a book for new readers. It was the recipient of the IPPY Award for Best First Book and two COVR awards.