Steve Craig shares his early memories about books and magic.
At the age of 12, I was amazed and thrilled to see my first magic tricks. After my friend taught me how he did those card tricks, I worked for hours and days with my small hands to perfect my primitive skills. And then I wanted to learn more. Magic resources were not at the click of a mouse in those days so I visited my local library. Eventually, I had checked out, read and learned magic from every book available to expand my early repertoire. Soon I began to perform for audiences and even began to earn some money. Although I graduated from college with another career in mind, I returned to magic as my life’s work. I still use the magic principles and skills I learned from The Amateur Magician’s Handbook that I repeatedly checked out many years ago although now I have my own very worn copy.