Mark McElroy, author and creator of the Bright Idea Tarot Deck, started reading Tarot cards over thirty years ago as a young child. Later, Mark's fascination with the I Ching and other forms of Eastern divination prompted a more serious study of Tarot. Mark lives and writes in Mississippi. While interested in the divinatory and meditative applications of Tarot, Mark favors a more practical, less mystical approach to the cards with "no focus on hocus pocus." Today, he calls Tarot "the ultimate visual brainstorming tool," and shares techniques designed to help others ask better questions, see more options, and achieve their goals.