Born to Thurston Alan Waters and Pauline Ruth (Kunkle) Waters, T. A. Waters was a professional magician and magic author. He wrote several booklets on mentalism and bizarre magic which were later reassembled in his big book Mind, Myth & Magick (1993). At one point, he was the librarian at the Magic Castle, in Los Angeles. He was a founding member of The Delta Group, a private mentalism group with many notable members that was formed in the Los Angeles area. As a mentalist, he was noted for his Any Card at Any Number routine.