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'''Jon Racherbaumer''' (b.1940) spent his early years in Elmhurst, Illinois (Harlan Tarbell’s hometown), a western suburb of Chicago. His interest in magic was sparked by seeing Dr. Tarbell perform in 1950. Tarbell’s daughter, Marian, was involved in community theater with Jon’s mother at the time. Soon thereafter, he received his first magic book, [[Tarbell Course in Magic]] – Volume 1, on his eleventh birthday. After discovering that Dr. Tarbell had donated his entire course to the local library, Jon spent many hours diligently studied each volume along with other magic books in the library.
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Jon Racherbaumer was born January 22, 1940, in Oak Park, Illinois, under the sign of Aquarius. His early years were spent in Elmhurst, Illinois (Harlan Tarbell’s hometown), a western suburb of Chicago. His interest in magic was sparked by seeing Dr. Tarbell perform in 1950. Tarbell’s daughter, Marian, was involved in community theater with Jon’s mother at the time. Soon thereafter, he received his first magic book, [[Tarbell Course in Magic]] – Volume 1, on his eleventh birthday. After discovering that Dr. Tarbell had donated his entire course to the local library, Jon spent many hours diligently studied each volume along with other magic books in the library.
 
 
 
Jon joined the Mazda Mystics Club (Juniors) in 1953, a club started by Russell Shaw and his wife in Oak Park, Illinois. Meetings were held in the basement of the Mazda Magic Shop. He maintained his interest throughout his schooling and thereafter when he moved to New Orleans in 1963. The Big Easy, home of the Mardi Gras, jazz music, and voodoo, is often called the Dream State, an ideal place for all things magical to ferment. From 1957 to 1965, Jon attended four universities and worked at various jobs: radio programmer, disk-jockey, promotion man, salesman, restaurant manager, male model, tree-trimmer, blackjack dealer, construction worker, warehouseman, program consultant (voluntary health agency), institutional house-father, social worker, gym instructor, bartender, ambulance driver (at a race track), and finally he went to work for Eastern Airlines from 1965-1990 as an airlines business person.
 
Jon joined the Mazda Mystics Club (Juniors) in 1953, a club started by Russell Shaw and his wife in Oak Park, Illinois. Meetings were held in the basement of the Mazda Magic Shop. He maintained his interest throughout his schooling and thereafter when he moved to New Orleans in 1963. The Big Easy, home of the Mardi Gras, jazz music, and voodoo, is often called the Dream State, an ideal place for all things magical to ferment. From 1957 to 1965, Jon attended four universities and worked at various jobs: radio programmer, disk-jockey, promotion man, salesman, restaurant manager, male model, tree-trimmer, blackjack dealer, construction worker, warehouseman, program consultant (voluntary health agency), institutional house-father, social worker, gym instructor, bartender, ambulance driver (at a race track), and finally he went to work for Eastern Airlines from 1965-1990 as an airlines business person.
  
He eventually joined the [[International Brotherhood of Magicians]] and the [[Society of American Magicians]] in 1966, is a member of the Order of Merlin, and is a Lifetime Member of the [[Magic Castle]] in Hollywood, California. He worked as an Associate Editor at [[Richard Kaufman]]’s [[Genii]] magazine and currently writes "On the Slant," a monthly column. He was a columnist and contributing editor to Stan Allen’s [[Magic magazine]] for six years and has been the Parade Editor for the [[Linking Ring]] since 1991. He writes a regular column ("THe Artful Ledger") in Antimony magazine, a quarterly. Additionally, he was an active columnist for Joe Steven’s Gemini Magic Network. He has contributed columns to [[M-U-M]] (“At The Table”) and scores of tricks and articles to various magazines: Genii, The [[New Tops]], M-U-M, Linking Ring, The [[New Pentagram]], Blue Print, Precursor, The Looking Glass, The Conjuror, and [[Apocalypse]]. He has published over 60 books and is a recipient of a Literary Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences and the [[Milbourne Christopher]] Literary Award.
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He eventually joined the [[International Brotherhood of Magicians]] and the [[Society of American Magicians]] in 1966, is a member of the Order of Merlin, and is a Lifetime Member of the [[Magic Castle]] in Hollywood, California. He worked as an Associate Editor at [[Richard Kaufman]]’s [[Genii]] magazine and currently writes "On the Slant," a monthly column. He was a columnist and contributing editor to Stan Allen’s [[MAGIC Magazine]] for six years and has been the Parade Editor for the [[Linking Ring]] since 1991. He writes a regular column ("THe Artful Ledger") in Antimony magazine, a quarterly. Additionally, he was an active columnist for Joe Steven’s Gemini Magic Network. He has contributed columns to [[M-U-M]] (“At The Table”) and scores of tricks and articles to various magazines: Genii, The [[New Tops]], M-U-M, Linking Ring, The [[New Pentagram]], Blue Print, Precursor, The Looking Glass, The Conjuror, and [[Apocalypse]]. He has published over 60 books and is a recipient of a Literary Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences and the [[Milbourne Christopher]] Literary Award.
  
 
Jon’s mentors were [[Ed Marlo]] and [[Eddie Fields]]; however, at different times he was inspired by [[Channing Pollock]], [[Cardini]], [[Don Alan]], [[Albert Goshman]], [[Chan Canasta]], [[Tony Slydini]], [[Finn Jon]], [[Lennart Green]], [[Tommy Wonder]] and [[Juan Tamariz]]. His (magic) literary influences are [[Martin Gardner]], [[John Northern Hilliard]], [[Walter Gibson]], [[Ted Annemann]], [[Bruce Elliott]], [[P. Howard Lyons]], and [[Victor Farelli]].
 
Jon’s mentors were [[Ed Marlo]] and [[Eddie Fields]]; however, at different times he was inspired by [[Channing Pollock]], [[Cardini]], [[Don Alan]], [[Albert Goshman]], [[Chan Canasta]], [[Tony Slydini]], [[Finn Jon]], [[Lennart Green]], [[Tommy Wonder]] and [[Juan Tamariz]]. His (magic) literary influences are [[Martin Gardner]], [[John Northern Hilliard]], [[Walter Gibson]], [[Ted Annemann]], [[Bruce Elliott]], [[P. Howard Lyons]], and [[Victor Farelli]].
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===Publications===
 
===Publications===
  
# The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields (1968)
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# [[The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields]] (1968)
# On the Clock Effect (1971)
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# [[On the Clock Effect]] (1971)
# The Universal Card (1972)
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# [[The Universal Card]] (1972)
# Further Flight (1973)
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# [[Further Flight]] (1973)
 
# Hyper-Twist (1975)
 
# Hyper-Twist (1975)
 
# Kabbala Three (Lou Tannen)  
 
# Kabbala Three (Lou Tannen)  
 
## Suppressed edition (1975)
 
## Suppressed edition (1975)
 
## Printed edition (June - 1976)
 
## Printed edition (June - 1976)
# Lecture Notes 1 (1976)
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# [[Lecture Notes 1]] (1976)
 
# The Mandarin Mystery Coin (1976)
 
# The Mandarin Mystery Coin (1976)
# The Ascanio Spread (1976)
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# [[The Ascanio Spread (book)]] (1976)
 
# Card-Coins (1977)
 
# Card-Coins (1977)
# Good Turns (1977)
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# [[Good Turns]] (1977)
# Arch Triumphs (1978)
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# [[Arch Triumphs]] (1978)
 
# Kabbala - Volume 1 (October - 1980)
 
# Kabbala - Volume 1 (October - 1980)
 
# Kabbala - Volume 2 (March - 1981) This includes the missing issues 9-10-11-12.
 
# Kabbala - Volume 2 (March - 1981) This includes the missing issues 9-10-11-12.
# The Lost Pages of Kabbala (May - 1981)
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# [[The Lost Pages of Kabbala]] (May - 1981)
# Card Finesse (1982)
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# [[Card Finesse]] (1982)
 
# Lecture Notes 2 - IBM Convention (1982)
 
# Lecture Notes 2 - IBM Convention (1982)
# The Card Puzzle (1983)
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# [[The Card Puzzle and Other Diversions]] (1983)
# Marlo Without Tears (1983)
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# [[Marlo Without Tears]] (1983)
 
# Facsimile I
 
# Facsimile I
# At The Table (1984)
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# Racherbaumer's At The Table (1984)
# Gaffed To The Hilt (1985)
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# [[Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt!]] (1985)
## A collaboration with Don England and Richard Kaufman
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## A collaboration with [[Don England]] and [[Richard Kaufman]]
# Card Fixes (1990)
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# [[Cardfixes]] (1990)
 
# Lecture Notes 3 - European Lecture Tour (July - 1991)
 
# Lecture Notes 3 - European Lecture Tour (July - 1991)
# Synergistic Sandwiches (1991)
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# [[Synergistic Sandwiches]] (1991)
 
# Cavorting Ladies (1991)
 
# Cavorting Ladies (1991)
 
# The Wild Card Kit - First Edition (1991) spiral-bound
 
# The Wild Card Kit - First Edition (1991) spiral-bound
 
# Cabbages & Kings (1991)
 
# Cabbages & Kings (1991)
 
# Lecture Notes 4 - Another Roadside Attraction (1991)
 
# Lecture Notes 4 - Another Roadside Attraction (1991)
# Racherbaumer Papers (September - 1991)
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# [[Racherbaumer Papers]] (September, 1991)
# Wild Card Kit (1992) - hard-bound edition
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# [[The Wild Card Kit]] (1992) - hard-bound edition
 
# Back To The Future Classic (1992)
 
# Back To The Future Classic (1992)
 
# Vintage Marlo - Volume One (1992)
 
# Vintage Marlo - Volume One (1992)
 
# Pastiche (1992)
 
# Pastiche (1992)
# Full Tilt (1992)
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# [[Flashpoints: Edward Marlo's Full Tilt and Compleat Devilish Miracle]] (1992)
 
# Big-Easy Card-Cunning (1992)
 
# Big-Easy Card-Cunning (1992)
 
# Chronopoly (1992)
 
# Chronopoly (1992)
# Card Finesse II (1992) hard-bound
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# [[Card Finesse II]] (1992) hard-bound
 
# Inside Tracks - Lecture 5 (1992)
 
# Inside Tracks - Lecture 5 (1992)
 
# Psi-Clones (1992)
 
# Psi-Clones (1992)
 
# Compleat K.M. Move (1992)
 
# Compleat K.M. Move (1992)
# Compleat Devilish Miracle (1992)
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# Racherbaumer Papers II (1992)
# Flashpoints (1992)
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# Imitations, Intimations (1993)
 
# Imitations, Intimations (1993)
 
# Pastiche II (1994)
 
# Pastiche II (1994)
 
# Recycle (1994)
 
# Recycle (1994)
 
# Magie Duvivier (1996)
 
# Magie Duvivier (1996)
# Arcade Dreams (1997)
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# [[Arcade Dream]] (1997)
# Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields (1997)
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# [[The Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields]] (1997)
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# Conn-Fidential (1997)
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# Provenance (1997)
 
# The Amazing Cigar (1998)
 
# The Amazing Cigar (1998)
# The Legendary Hierophant (1998)
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# [[The Legendary Hierophant]] (1998)
# The Legendary Kabbala (1998)
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# [[The Legendary Kabbala]] (1998)
# In A Class by Himself: The Legacy of Don Alan (2000)
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# Gene Castillon's Redoubling the Double Cut (1999)
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# [[In a Class by Himself: the Legacy of Don Alan]] (2000)
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# Dust Motes in the Gird (2000)
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# Grifty Business Memes to Quicken (2001)
 
# No Pipe Dreams: Trade Secrets of Mike Rogers (2002 - unpublished)
 
# No Pipe Dreams: Trade Secrets of Mike Rogers (2002 - unpublished)
 
# Prime Moves (2002)
 
# Prime Moves (2002)
# Counthesarus - Volume One (2005)
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# Arch Triumphs 2.0 (2003)
# Sankey Unleashed (2004)
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# [[Counthesaurus]] - Volume One (2005)
# Art and Ardor at the Card Table (2004)
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# [[Sankey Unleashed]] (2004)
# Marlo on Erdnase (2007) (soon to be released)
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# Marlo on Erdnase (2007)
  
 
===Periodicals===  
 
===Periodicals===  
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   Magic For Dummies (1999)
 
   Magic For Dummies (1999)
  
===External Links===
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{{References}}
 
* [http://jonracherbaumer.com Jon Racherbaumer's Website]
 
* [http://jonracherbaumer.com Jon Racherbaumer's Website]
 
* [http://www.magicnook.com/forum/bioQRS.htm Brief Biography] at The Magic Nook
 
* [http://www.magicnook.com/forum/bioQRS.htm Brief Biography] at The Magic Nook
  
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Latest revision as of 18:50, 7 July 2013

Jon Racherbaumer
BornJanuary 22, 1940
Oak Park, Illinois

Jon Racherbaumer (b.1940) spent his early years in Elmhurst, Illinois (Harlan Tarbell’s hometown), a western suburb of Chicago. His interest in magic was sparked by seeing Dr. Tarbell perform in 1950. Tarbell’s daughter, Marian, was involved in community theater with Jon’s mother at the time. Soon thereafter, he received his first magic book, Tarbell Course in Magic – Volume 1, on his eleventh birthday. After discovering that Dr. Tarbell had donated his entire course to the local library, Jon spent many hours diligently studied each volume along with other magic books in the library.

Contents

Biography

Jon joined the Mazda Mystics Club (Juniors) in 1953, a club started by Russell Shaw and his wife in Oak Park, Illinois. Meetings were held in the basement of the Mazda Magic Shop. He maintained his interest throughout his schooling and thereafter when he moved to New Orleans in 1963. The Big Easy, home of the Mardi Gras, jazz music, and voodoo, is often called the Dream State, an ideal place for all things magical to ferment. From 1957 to 1965, Jon attended four universities and worked at various jobs: radio programmer, disk-jockey, promotion man, salesman, restaurant manager, male model, tree-trimmer, blackjack dealer, construction worker, warehouseman, program consultant (voluntary health agency), institutional house-father, social worker, gym instructor, bartender, ambulance driver (at a race track), and finally he went to work for Eastern Airlines from 1965-1990 as an airlines business person.

He eventually joined the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians in 1966, is a member of the Order of Merlin, and is a Lifetime Member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. He worked as an Associate Editor at Richard Kaufman’s Genii magazine and currently writes "On the Slant," a monthly column. He was a columnist and contributing editor to Stan Allen’s MAGIC Magazine for six years and has been the Parade Editor for the Linking Ring since 1991. He writes a regular column ("THe Artful Ledger") in Antimony magazine, a quarterly. Additionally, he was an active columnist for Joe Steven’s Gemini Magic Network. He has contributed columns to M-U-M (“At The Table”) and scores of tricks and articles to various magazines: Genii, The New Tops, M-U-M, Linking Ring, The New Pentagram, Blue Print, Precursor, The Looking Glass, The Conjuror, and Apocalypse. He has published over 60 books and is a recipient of a Literary Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences and the Milbourne Christopher Literary Award.

Jon’s mentors were Ed Marlo and Eddie Fields; however, at different times he was inspired by Channing Pollock, Cardini, Don Alan, Albert Goshman, Chan Canasta, Tony Slydini, Finn Jon, Lennart Green, Tommy Wonder and Juan Tamariz. His (magic) literary influences are Martin Gardner, John Northern Hilliard, Walter Gibson, Ted Annemann, Bruce Elliott, P. Howard Lyons, and Victor Farelli.

His other interests are: body-building, literature, book-collecting, martial arts, philosophy, poetry, film, theater (theory), cosmology, painting, and mathematical recreations.

He has seven children (Karen, Michael, Jona, Jonathan, Erika, Robynn, and Ry) and ten grandchildren (Lindsey, Matthew, Thomas, Sasha, Autumn, Ben, Adam, Allyssa, Sophina, and Koko).

Bibliography

Publications

  1. The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields (1968)
  2. On the Clock Effect (1971)
  3. The Universal Card (1972)
  4. Further Flight (1973)
  5. Hyper-Twist (1975)
  6. Kabbala Three (Lou Tannen)
    1. Suppressed edition (1975)
    2. Printed edition (June - 1976)
  7. Lecture Notes 1 (1976)
  8. The Mandarin Mystery Coin (1976)
  9. The Ascanio Spread (book) (1976)
  10. Card-Coins (1977)
  11. Good Turns (1977)
  12. Arch Triumphs (1978)
  13. Kabbala - Volume 1 (October - 1980)
  14. Kabbala - Volume 2 (March - 1981) This includes the missing issues 9-10-11-12.
  15. The Lost Pages of Kabbala (May - 1981)
  16. Card Finesse (1982)
  17. Lecture Notes 2 - IBM Convention (1982)
  18. The Card Puzzle and Other Diversions (1983)
  19. Marlo Without Tears (1983)
  20. Facsimile I
  21. Racherbaumer's At The Table (1984)
  22. Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! (1985)
    1. A collaboration with Don England and Richard Kaufman
  23. Cardfixes (1990)
  24. Lecture Notes 3 - European Lecture Tour (July - 1991)
  25. Synergistic Sandwiches (1991)
  26. Cavorting Ladies (1991)
  27. The Wild Card Kit - First Edition (1991) spiral-bound
  28. Cabbages & Kings (1991)
  29. Lecture Notes 4 - Another Roadside Attraction (1991)
  30. Racherbaumer Papers (September, 1991)
  31. The Wild Card Kit (1992) - hard-bound edition
  32. Back To The Future Classic (1992)
  33. Vintage Marlo - Volume One (1992)
  34. Pastiche (1992)
  35. Flashpoints: Edward Marlo's Full Tilt and Compleat Devilish Miracle (1992)
  36. Big-Easy Card-Cunning (1992)
  37. Chronopoly (1992)
  38. Card Finesse II (1992) hard-bound
  39. Inside Tracks - Lecture 5 (1992)
  40. Psi-Clones (1992)
  41. Compleat K.M. Move (1992)
  42. Racherbaumer Papers II (1992)
  43. Imitations, Intimations (1993)
  44. Pastiche II (1994)
  45. Recycle (1994)
  46. Magie Duvivier (1996)
  47. Arcade Dream (1997)
  48. The Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields (1997)
  49. Conn-Fidential (1997)
  50. Provenance (1997)
  51. The Amazing Cigar (1998)
  52. The Legendary Hierophant (1998)
  53. The Legendary Kabbala (1998)
  54. Gene Castillon's Redoubling the Double Cut (1999)
  55. In a Class by Himself: the Legacy of Don Alan (2000)
  56. Dust Motes in the Gird (2000)
  57. Grifty Business Memes to Quicken (2001)
  58. No Pipe Dreams: Trade Secrets of Mike Rogers (2002 - unpublished)
  59. Prime Moves (2002)
  60. Arch Triumphs 2.0 (2003)
  61. Counthesaurus - Volume One (2005)
  62. Sankey Unleashed (2004)
  63. Marlo on Erdnase (2007)

Periodicals

THE HIEROPHANT (1969-1980)

 1 - September - 1969
 2 - Winter - 1969
 3 - March - 1970
 4 - June - 1970
 5-6 - (Fall/Spring 1970-71)
 7 - Resurrection Issue (1975)
 8 - The Last Hierophant (June-1980)

THE KABBALA

 Volume 1 (1-12) September 1971 - August 1972
 Volume 2 (1-8) September 1972 - April 1973 (four issues missing)

AVATAR (2 issues) 1973

PIDDLINGS & PETTIFOGGERY (January - 1972)

  50 Xerox copies

STICKS & STONES

1-12  (1976)
13-24 (1977)
  This leaflet was part of Son of Bat Jr. (Lloyd Jones)
  96 pages, complete

SWIPE

 1-7 (1991-93)

THE OLRAM FILE

 Volume 1 (1-12) December 1990 - June 1992
 Number 13 (September-1992)
 Numbers 14-16 (1993)

MARLOPHILE

 (1996)
 (1997)

THE LOOKING GLASS (with Richard Kaufman and Stephen Hobbs)

 (1995)  
 (1996)
 (1997)
 (1998)

FACSIMILE

 (September - 1983)
 (1994)
 (1995)
 (1996)
 (1997)

OBITER DICTA: Dust-Motes in the Grid

 27 installments (available through Joe Steven’s Gemini Network)

FOREIGN EDITIONS

 The Very Best of Kabbala (Richard Vollmer) 1981
 The Very Best of Hierophant (Richard Vollmer) 1985
   These are translated into French

EDITED and RE-WROTE:

 Hauntiques (Christian Chelman)
 Vis-a-Vis (Jack Avis)

Technical Editor (with Mark Levy):

 Magic For Dummies (1999)

References

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