A Quick IndieGoGo Shipping Update

Hiya, folks! I wanted to check in real quick with a shipping update.

First, thanks to everybody who stopped by the Green Wolf booth at the Northwest Tarot Symposium last weekend to pick up your goodies! Some of you I’d already met, but some were fresh, new faces, and it was really awesome to get to meet a few of my backers in person 🙂 I honestly wish I could thank all of you face to face, but I’ll settle for a small handful who were close enough by and whose schedules allowed a visit.

Second, I am prepping the next round of packages to go out. A bit of transparency: My life is ridiculously complicated right this moment–in addition to Tarot of Bones stuff, I am also getting new assignments and readings every week in my Oregon Master Naturalist class, I’m co-writing an ecotherapy curriculum that I’ll be co-teaching next month, I’m working on the packages for my Patrons on Patreon this month, and I’m preparing to vend MythicWorlds weekend after this one. Oh, and also getting ready for having my taxes done, which always takes a couple of days to prep for (whee, self-employment and receipt wrangling!) This in addition to keeping up with my training/workouts at the local dojo, answering emails, doing the Tarot of Bones daily draw, and also sometimes eating and sleeping 😉 It’ll ease up as I knock tasks off my to-do list.

However–I’m getting some help next week! My partner is coming to visit me at the studio for a couple of days early next week, and I’ll be voluntelling him to help me get some packages taken care of. A lot of the packing process is full of picky little details that only I can attend to, but I can at least get him putting stuff into envelopes and taping shipping labels to said envelopes.

Finally, a note on perks: I have completed all the plain leather pouches that will be sent out to those who pledged for them. However, I have not yet had a chance to get into the more complex custom pouches some of you requested, or the art made with leftover bones and bits from Tarot of Bones assemblage work. I’m hoping to get going on those in the last bit of March. Also, regarding t-shirts and prints, I’ve been ordering samples from a couple of different printers because I wanted to be sure I was happy with the result, and I *think* I’ve finally got a combination of file and printer that I like. So I’ll be placing orders for shirt and print perks and should be able to start mailing those out by early April.

Thank you folks for your patience as I continue in the Great Work of mailing all this stuff out!

Shipping Is Underway!

Two photos for ya, folks!

The first one is the big pile of packages I just took to the post office this afternoon, including the first batch of packages from the 2015 Tarot of Bones IndieGoGo Campaign! Those of you whose packages are in that batch should have gotten an email with a tracking number. They should start arriving later this week, so keep an eye on your mailboxes!

The second picture is a pile of packages that I haven’t yet labeled, but are otherwise ready to go! These are all going to be IndieGoGo fulfillments. With 250 people backing the 2015 campaign, and over 120 the 2016 campaign, I still have a LOT of packages left, and I need to work them into other obligations, like getting ready for the Northwest Tarot Symposium this weekend, and working on this week’s coursework for my Master Naturalist certification.

So please be patient–but I wanted to let you know that the shipping has begun 🙂

Acknowledgements and Thank Yous

Hey, folks! Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve added a couple of pages of interest:

The acknowledgements page is full of thank yous to all sorts of people who helped me make the Tarot of Bones happen, from those who helped supply me with materials for the assemblages, to those who supported the project financially through the two IndieGoGo campaigns, as well as those who were instigators in others ways. I know a page of thank-yous isn’t nearly enough to convey my gratitude to everyone, but it’s a start.

–I added a special page just for the photographer who brought the assemblages to life, Sandra Swan. You can find out about her and her art on her bio page, About the Photographer.

And, as always, you can find out more about the Tarot of Bones, and even pick up a set for yourself, at the official Tarot of Bones website.

A Quick Status Update

Hey, everyone! Just wanted to give you a quick status update on the Tarot of Bones!

–I have uploaded the final book cover and interior files to CreateSpace and ordered a printed proof which should show up later this week. If all goes well I can order the first round of books, including all of the ones that have already been pre-ordered.

–The deck printing and shipping are paid for, and I’m just waiting for them to arrive! They are supposed to hit my doorstep on or around February 10. I have PantheaCon down in the Bay Area the following weekend so I’ll be bringing some with me, but in the meantime as soon as I get them I’ll start sending out IndieGoGo orders. Please remember that I got several hundred orders between the two IndieGoGo campaigns, so it will likely take me a few weeks to get them all sent out, even with a little help with packing and shipping. I’ll keep you posted.

–I am working on the other IndieGoGo perks, like the leather pouches and so forth. If you had something customizable, like the jewelry or art made from bones left over from making the assemblages, I’ll be in contact soon to get details.

This is so exciting–we’re so close to being done!!! Thank you again to everyone who has supported this project; I couldn’t have done it without you.

And as always, you can preorder the Tarot of Bones at https://thetarotofbones.com/shop/ 🙂

Tarot of Bones Preorders Are Available!

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Hey, all! Exciting news here! The printed proofs for the Tarot of Bones just arrived–despite the poor lighting in the photos, I can tell you that they look AWESOME! This means I’ve given the printer the go-ahead to print the deck, and I can upload the book files to CreateSpace.

It also means that preorders are officially open!!! The deck, and both paperback book and ebook, are all available here in the Tarot of Bones shop. I do have both U.S. and international shipping options available; however, for the moment the only international option is a flat rate priority padded envelope. Once I get the deck and book and can get a final package weight and dimensions, I will be able to customize shipping options for closer countries like Canada who may have lower, non-priority rates.

I also need to mention again that preorders will be shipped AFTER I’ve shipped the several hundred orders from the 2015 and 2016 IndieGoGo campaigns. I am not 100% sure when the decks will arrive here; likely in late January to early February. So if you preorder, your package may not arrive until early March, but I will endeavor to get it out as soon as I possibly can. I’ve already asked a few friends to help me with the shipping process and get everything done more quickly, and as always I will keep you all posted. Thank you 🙂

Update for Tarot of Bones IndieGoGo Supporters

A quick couple bits of Tarot of Bones news specifically for my IndieGoGo contributors! (If you did not contribute to either IndieGoGo campaign supporting the Tarot of Bones, disregard this.)

I sent an email last night regarding the list of names in the thank you section in the book and website. Please look over the list and let me know A) if your name is correct, and B) whether you want a different name, and C) whether you want your name ONLY in the book or ONLY on the website or not listed in either.

Oh, hey–while we’re talking about updating information, if you’ve moved recently you can update your mailing address in IndieGoGo’s system. Once you do, they’ll send me an email letting me know, and I’ll have it updated in my database.

Here’s how: https://support.indiegogo.com/hc/en-us/articles/212528078-How-do-I-update-my-shipping-address-

I’ll post another reminder close to when I’m supposed to receive the decks and books in a couple of months. Thanks for helping keep me updated on your end!

IndieGoGo Contributors, Check Your Email!

Hi, everyone!

Now that I am back home from PSG, I am plugging away again on the layout for the Tarot of Bones book, and I’m getting REALLY close to the point where I can make a private test printing to make sure everything looks good in print (no, the book is not going to print yet, I’ll keep you posted!)

Which brings me to the main point of this update: PLEEEEEEASE check your email if you haven’t already!!!!!!

Late last night I sent everyone an email with the current list of names that will be included in the thank you section in the book and the website. It is really important to me that I get that list of names correct, and I need your feedback on your name! This includes:

–Making sure names are spelled correctly

–Making sure people who want alternate names added in instead of their legal names have the alternate name in there

–Making sure I remove the names of anyone who doesn’t want their name in the list at all

–Making sure that those who ONLY want their name in the book OR the website, not both, have their wishes respected and the names put in the correct place

I’ve always gotten a flurry of responses, and I’ve updated the final list with what I have so far. I’m vending an event this weekend and then will continue the changes next week when I’m back in studio. Once I have caught up on responses received over the next few days I will email y’all again with the updated list to be sure everything is copacetic. AND you will likely get one more triple-check email before the book goes to print and the names go up on the website. I want to be very sure everyone’s privacy and preferred names are respected.

In other news, Sandra, the kick-ass photographer who took photos of the Tarot of Bones assemblages, has gotten over half of the pictures through post-production! Once I have the book layout done, I’ll start sifting through those in detail and then I can get started on card layout. It’ll be a bit of a learning curve as I’ve never done card layout, but I have decent skills with GIMP 2.0 and the printer I’m going to work with for the cars has a great tech department happy to answer my questions. I’m still on schedule to get the deck and book out by the end of Summer 2016, and as always I will keep you posted. You can always send questions to lupa.greenwolf(at)gmail.com 🙂


WE DID IT!!!!! As of noon on Saturday, April 30 the Tarot of Bones Spring 2016 IndieGoGo campaign is at $5,312! HUMONGOUS ENORMOUS THANKS!!!!!

But it ain’t over til it’s over–you still have twelve hours, until the midnight that clicks us over into May 1, to get in on this IndieGoGo campaign and help cover printing costs for the Tarot of Bones deck and book! Head over to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-tarot-of-bones-2016-campaign/x/9997962#/ before midnight tonight.

Four Days and a Thousand Dollars to Go!


Hey, folks–there are only FOUR DAYS LEFT on the Tarot of Bones IndieGoGo–and we still have a thousand bucks left to hit the goal! If you’ve been thinking about backing it, now’s a great time to do so! As a reminder you can get the deck and book pre-ordered, as well as Tarot of Bones prints and t-shirts, a handmade leather pouch, even an original assemblage from the Tarot of Bones. And if we hit that $5000 goal I’ll be offering an exclusive online class on how to use the Tarot of Bones only for backers of this campaign.

So what are ya waiting for? Click here to back the Tarot of Bones Spring 2016 IndieGoGo Campaign! And tell folks you know who may be interested–share the link, reblog this post, etc. 🙂 Thank you!

IndieGoGo Stretch Goal!


Hey, folks! We’re less than two weeks to the end of the Tarot of Bones Spring 2016 IndieGoGo Campaign, and there’s still almost $2,000 to go to hi the fundraising goal! Remember that if we don’t achieve the $5,000 mark, IndieGoGo will take a much larger percentage of the final amount, in addition to what Paypal takes, which means significantly less funding to defray printing and other costs.

The Tarot of Bones will still be released this year, but to help sweeten the pot a bit I’m announcing a stretch goal: if we achieve the $5,000 mark by the end of the campaign on April 30, I’ll offer an online tutorial on how to use the Tarot of Bones exclusively for backers of the campaign. I already have one for those who backed the first campaign, so this will be a separate class at a different time. Those who are unable to make it to the class will get the video emailed to them. (And, of course, email advice is free!)

Sound good? You can back the campaign here!