Day 17: 2012 Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May Book Giveaway: Janet Boyer

by @thewritermama on May 17, 2012 · 13 comments

I met Janet Boyer on Twitter after our paths crossed and crossed and crossed online. Janet writes books on esoteric topics and I am a long-time fan of esoteric topics, especially tarot. But more than anything I appreciate Janet’s sunny, friendly demeanor. And I am interested in learning more about her topic, which is how to understand the meaning of reversed tarot cards, since I use them in my own life practically every day. Please help me welcome Janet!

About Janet Boyer

Janet Boyer is an Amazon Hall of Fame/Vine Reviewer, as well as the author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse and the Snowland Tarot (Schiffer 2013). She is also a blogger, Social Media Maven and professional Tarot reader. Janet makes her home in Pennsylvania with her soulmate, Ron, and their son, Noah, whom she home schools. Her main website is

About Tarot In Reverse

Written in a fun, accessible style, Tarot in Reverse is the only “quick guide” reference to reading upside-down cards. Full-color, glossy pages feature both the upright and reversed images of all 78 Tarot cards from the Universal Waite Tarot.

  • The definitive book on Tarot reversals
  • No complex psychological methodology; just hundreds of reversed keywords and phrases, with contemporary anecdotes for each card
  • 1,650 card-specific affirmations for dealing with life’s reversals
There are only two other books on the market dedicated to Tarot reversals–both heavy on theory, with minimal or no keywords. Tarot in Reverse, however, is the first book that provides extensive keywords and phrases for reversed meanings, as well as modern anecdotal examples for each card.
Interpreting reversed cards is one of the major obstacles for both beginner and seasoned Tarot readers. With its “at a glance” keyword list, Tarot in Reverse equips readers to interpret reversals immediately, boosting confidence and expanding personal card associations. Fiction writers can also use this book for generating plot ideas and creating character sketches.

The Very Short Interview

When did you know for sure that you were a writer and that writing would be a major energy focus in your life?

About a decade ago, when I began writing articles and reviews for the second largest women’s site on the web (at the time). Before that, I was a public speaker (ordained Pentecostal minister, to be exact)–who disbelieved a woman that came up to me and said “One day, you will write. That will be your prime mode of communication”. Turns out she was 100% right.

Who has always been behind your writing career and who helped pull you up the ladder of success?

My husband. Always. Biggest encourager, steadfast supporter and first reader. Also, our son.

What is the most frequent comment you hear about your book (or books) from readers? Tell us a little story about the response to your work.

That my work helped them see through different eyes–sometimes, to the point of helping them to heal from neurological paralysis, break free from stifling religious tradition or gathering the strength to believe in themselves.

And Now, Your Turn

Now it’s your turn. You remember how this works right?

I ask you a question. You answer in the comments for your chance to win a book each day.

Please just respond once, even if you make a typo. ;)

Answer in the comments in 50-200 words (no less and no more to qualify to win one of today’s books). Please read the complete rules at least once!

Thanks for participating in the Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May Book Giveaway! I hope to see you here every day this month. Bring your friends!

I use Tarot cards, as well as other techniques, to help me make big or difficult decisions in my writing career. How do you make challenging or difficult decisions in your writing career? Do you have a process you go through or use any tools or speak with anyone in particular when faced with an important choice? Maybe you are a journaler? Share your career-steering techniques.

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