Born to a U.S. Army soldier and his Venetian bride, Jean Huets grew up in Germany and several of the United States, including Hawaii, Illinois, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. She is author of the interactive book With Walt Whitman: Himself, acclaimed as a “book of marvels” by poet Steve Scafidi, and as “a true Whitmanian feast” by Whitman scholar Ed Folsom. Her writing on the U.S. Civil War era has appeared in The New York Times and Civil War Monitor. Other published works include The Bones You Have Cast Down, a young adult novel set in late medieval Italy, The Cosmic Tarot book, based on the tarot deck by German visionary artist Norbert Lösche, and, with tarot authority Stuart R. Kaplan, The Encyclopedia of Tarot. She co-founded Circling Rivers, an independent press dedicated to literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She lives in central Virginia with her husband, a cat, and an accordian. Contact Jean at jeanhuets [at] gmail.com
BY JEAN HUETS:
Book review: To the Bramble and the Briar by Steve Scafidi | Civil War Monitor
“A Black Correspondent at the Front” | The New York Times
“The Iron Brigade” | The New York Times
“The Union Dead” | The New York Times
“Blood in the Carolina Hills” | The New York Times
“The Fall Line’s Fault” | The New York Times
“A Quattrocento Crossroads” | Fantasy magazine
“Onward, Onward, Speeding Slowly” | essay adapted from With Walt Whitman: Himself, in Womanthology: writings on women worldwide, edited by Monica Mastrantonio
WALT WHITMAN: HIMSELF
“[Jean Huets] has made a book of marvels and I can’t put it down.” — Steve Scafidi
“With Walt Whitman: Himself is a true Whitmanian feast—for the intellect as well as for the eyes.” — Ed Folsom
A multi-touch book for iPad/Mac. For more info & to buy: With Walt Whitman: Himself
THE BONES YOU HAVE CAST DOWN
“The Bones You Have Cast Down transported me to Italy at the dawn of the Renaissance, and into the heart of a young woman who’s deceptively quiet, extraordinarily spirited. From the hand-painted tarot cards to lavish festivities set amidst the misery of war, from cathedrals to village churches, Jean Huets brings alive this paradoxical time. The Bones You Have Cast Down is enchanting and richly historical, as well as dazzling and dark, heart-wrenching and intoxicating.” — Stuart R. Kaplan
A young adult novel of medieval and Renaissance Italy. For more info & to buy: The Bones You Have Cast Down
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAROT
by Stuart R. Kaplan and Jean Huets / published by U.S. Games Systems, Stamford, CT
“If you love the tarot, if you are passionate about art… this Volume IV will not only entice you to keep reading but will capture your attention for days as you peruse its pages and discover not only new cards but aspects of the tarot brought together by Jean Huets to further your study.” — Timeless Spirit magazine
Artists, occultists, collectors, and historians will find inspiration in the The Encylopedia of Tarot. Lavishly illustrated with thousands of decks from all over the world, each volume stands alone, while adding to the story of the tarot as told over the centuries.
Volume II: The late medieval / early Renaissance roots of tarot. Medieval symbolism of the trumps (Major Arcana). Antique decks from 15th through 19th centuries. Tarock. Identifying and dating tarot cards by back designs, makers’ marks, tax stamps, etc. Indiebound | Amazon
Volume III: Tarot in the 20th century–from teddy bears to “cat people” to Renaissance. Includes a biography of visionary artist Pamela Colman Smith, illustrated with her tarot and nontarot artwork. Indiebound | Amazon
Volume IV: Wide-ranging interpretations of tarot in published and unpublished decks, mostly 20th and early 21st century. Special sections on Japanese decks, Rider-Waite decks, Tarot of Marseilles, and Egyptian-inspired tarots. Indiebound | Amazon
THE COSMIC TAROT
“Overall this is one of the better books I have seen of this type. The author is obviously well versed on the subject of Tarot and has skillfully applied her knowledge to this deck. Highly recommended.” – Michele Jackson, Eclectic Tarot
The Cosmic Tarot book is an inspiring interpretation of the tarot, and an ideal companion to the Cosmic Tarot deck by artist Norbert Lösche. Learn how each Major Arcana card has its place in The Cosmos, The Human Community, and The Individual.
The Minor Arcana cards unfold personal quests, hopes and fears, and loves, with special attention to relationships.
The Cosmic Tarot book was originally published by U.S. Games Systems as part of a set with Norbert Lösche’s tarot deck. New edition is indie-pubbed.