Tatterdemalion

By Sylvia Linsteadt and Rima Staines

A post-apocalyptic novel rooted deep in the folkloric traditions of Old Europe, and set in a wildly re-imagined Northern California

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Publication date: May 2017

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‘Exquisite: Angela Carter gone feral with Ursula le Guin. It is like a folk tale, but seen in its tattered shreds, glimpsed, but then utterly realised in language. It makes me glow; it makes my fur rise.'
- Jay Griffiths

The Book

In a ruined world, what survives are the tales we tell.

Tatterdemalion is a post-apocalyptic novel rooted deep in the folkloric traditions of Old Europe, and set in a wildly re-imagined Northern California. It begins when the boy Poppy, who speaks the languages of wild things, goes east to the mountains with the wheeled and elephantine beast named Lyoobov. He is seeking answers to the mysteries of his birth, and the origins of a fallen world. Up in the glacial peaks, among a strange, mountainous people, a Juniper Tree takes Poppy deep into her roots and shows him the true stories of the people who made his world, people he thought were only myths.

Their tales span centuries, from three hundred years in the future all the way back to our present day. There, two disillusioned artists named Rose and Ash dream the beast Lyoobov up out of the very earth and watch him become a living vehicle of revolt. After them come waves of revolution, and the women, men and children who witness the Fall of the world: Margaret, who tells the story of Before from a cloister in the shattered city; Wheel, who dances as the Fool for one of the totalitarian Camps after the Fall, and her escape to the treetops; Anja, Wheel’s daughter, whose birth heralds a new era, the era of the Wild Folk, guardians of all the wild places and beings of the world that have been too long abused by human need; and the tale-telling wanderers called Bells, Perches, and Boots who carry Anja’s story far and near through the broken land.

It is through the mysterious history of Anja that Poppy begins to weave a wholeness out of all of these pieces, and to understand the story of his own past, and his place in the present. Transformation always starts, after all, with a band of outcasts, but we only know it in hindsight.

The Process

What makes this novel unique is that it’s a collaboration between myself and the extraordinary painter, Rima Staines. Instead of starting with the text, as illustrated books usually do, this novel began with the pictures. The set of fourteen paintings in Tatterdemalion spans almost as many years in Rima’s life as an artist, the earliest of which she painted when she was just eighteen. The stories in the book emerged from the paintings as I wrote, each image a doorway into a world at once familiar and strange, a world that Rima and I both seem to have accessed, albeit through different rabbit holes. Writing in this way, with paintings as doorways, allowed me to create stories from a very deep and primordial place. The result is a creation that invites each reader on a journey, a total immersion into a realm of feral, but ultimately redemptive, myth.

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    Sylvia Linsteadt

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    Rima Staines

    About the Writer

    Sylvia Victor Linsteadt is a writer, artist, and certified animal tracker. From 2013 through early 2016, she ran a stories-in-the-mail business called Wild Talewort, in which she sent re-wilded myths and folktales rooted in the landscapes of California to the physical post-boxes of hundreds of subscribers around the world. These were truly old-fashioned letters, wax sealed and tied up with string, travelling as far as Tasmania to reach their readers. Projects included The Gray Fox Epistles, thirteen moons of retold folk and fairy tales set in the Bay Area, Elk Lines, a novel set in Point Reyes that retells the Handless Maiden story, and The Leveret Letters (Book One: The Wild Folk), a novel for middle grade readers set in a world very similar to the one in Tatterdemalion.

    Her published books include The Wonderments of the East Bay (Heyday 2014), and The Lost Worlds of the Bay Area (Heyday, Forthcoming 2017). Her short fiction has been published in New California Writing 2013, Dark Mountain, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Golden Key and Deathless Press. She has a regular column with Earthlines Magazine, and her creative nonfiction can also be found in Poecology, Dark Mountain, and News from Native California.

    Sylvia’s story collection, The Gray Fox Epistles, won the James D. Phelan Literary Award from the San Francisco Foundation in Fall 2014. She has an Honours B.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University.

    Sylvia’s inspirations include animal tracking, bird language and the many landscapes of her native California; the old and wise rhythms of such textile arts as spinning, felting, natural dyeing, and weaving; clay and the ceramics of Old Europe; the practice of wildcrafted herbalism; and the stories, myths, legends and lore of an older world, from Paleolithic creation myths to the fairy tales of Russia.

    More about Sylvia and her work can be found here.

    About the Painter

    Artist Rima Staines uses paint, wood, word, music, animation, clock-making, puppetry and story to attempt to build a gate through the hedge between the worlds. She holds a 1st Class Honours Degree in Book Arts & Crafts from the London University of the Arts. Her artwork has appeared on book covers such as Catherynne M. Valente’s Ventriloquism and Dark Mountain Volume 2, and in magazines such as Earthlines Magazine, Scheherezade’s Bequest, The Land Magazine, Plant Healer Magazine, Taproot, Marvels & Tales, Illustration Magazine and Tiny Pencil. Her book illustrations include The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre by Jack Zipes, Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales by Sibelan Forrester et al., and Dark Mountain Volumes 2, 3 & 4. Her paintings have been exhibited at shows from Scotland to France.

    With her partner Tom Hirons (a storyteller, wilderness-rites of passage guide, acupuncturist and poet) Rima successfully funded Hedgespoken (A Vehicle for the Imagination) in the autumn of 2014. Hedgespoken is a travelling off-grid theatre project based in Devon, UK, housed in a beautiful old Bedford RL truck that will serve as both theatre and home. Their book, Sometimes A Wild God, featuring Tom's poetry and Rima's black and white line drawings, was published by Hedgespoken Press in Fall 2015.

    Rima’s inspirations include the world and language of folktale; the faces of the people who pass her on the street; the folk music and art of Old Europe and beyond; peasant and nomadic living; magics of every feather; wilderness and plant-lore; the margins of thought, experience, community and spirituality; and the beauty there is to be found in otherness. She keeps a much loved and popularly followed blog at Intothehermitage.blogspot.com. More about Rima and her work can be found here.

  • I’ve a fox-swallowed heart I do. It was made underground, you see, in the ribs of Lyoobov, who has known gunfire but has regrown like any wise plant will do from her trunk, from her waiting roots. The only difference is that this Lyoobov came back as a female, not a male, like plants that have both the ovum and the pollen. Red alder trees for example. She found that was easiest. She found it was necessary, this time, to be a she instead of a he. A mama-beast, not a papa-beast.

    Of course you want to know that story of resurrection, but I’m not much of an alchemist. I know nothing of the metaphysical. I know only that I walked because I was looking for newts but I found no newts in the creek, so I walked further, and further, and I seemed to have some fire in my soles so I kept going. It was like following a red string or the path of a doe and all of her arrowed hoof-prints. I walked and ate rosemary cakes from my mother. The stellar’s jays cackled, flaunting their black combs and spreading flashes of indigo with their wings in the prickly oaks. I poured them perfect worms from my coffeepot and they quieted down, even left me a handful of blue feathers, which I put in my hair.

    My need to keep on walking was like what you’re filled with when you meet a pretty girl and something about her is a whole hillside of purple lupines in your blood and you can’t do anything except hold her in your mind’s hands and follow wherever she goes. I know you think because I never could speak to you your way that I was simple or dumb or made in the wrong body with longings only for coyote-girls or something, but you are all mistaken, of course. I have loved quietly like any boy of fourteen. Annabelle, yes, I see you there turning pink because you remember how I watched you through the window of your father’s place where he fixed up all our shoes with tree resin and old rubber from the beach, string from the guts of rats. It was like that, the feeling as I walked for days—that kind of longing, except my longing wasn’t lust at all, but some need for wholeness. I barely ate besides the rosemary cakes and new huckleberries in the woods, tart ones that made my tongue dry.

    At the end of my walking, Lyoobov and I just found each other, in the middle of a field made all of tar broken in fissures and veins by a thousand thick dandelions and milk thistles and clusters of lemon balm. It was like Lyoobov had been there all along, my whole life singing my small name, Poppy, Poppy, to the wind in thousands and thousands of small seeds. We are parts of the same thing, she and I. I am hers and she is mine, phantom limbs of each other. Lyoobov is not the same as before, not quite, because her bones came apart and then reassembled and she had to grow ligaments, veins, skin, which the broad-footed moles helped with.

    She told me that all the barn owls gathered blood from their prey in their beaks until there was enough to fill her whole body. Her heart grew from iris tubers, from a thousand million lacey pieces of mycelium knitting and knitting at all the last red thimbleberries and freshly dead fox hearts of that great meadow where she was buried hundreds of years ago by the woman named Margaret who had watched him die. Before, Lyoobov was the map through the World as They Knew It and Out the Other Side, and he was a boy, like me. Now, Lyoobov, she is a Maker, that’s what she says, and so she is a girl.

    None of that, which we shared, leaving together from the broken up tar field at the confluence of several asphalt branches that were hard and hot under our feet, matters much, though I can see you are lighting tallow tapers and you are bringing all of your rare blue treasures to give her: that seaglass, those blossoms and tile shards and scraps of wool and bottles full of nettle liquor and plastic balls.

    Listen: I rode on the back of Lyoobov all the way east up the big mountains to where the snow starts and the sun rises and the clouds drop everything and the waters flow down.

    Listen: I can tell you what happened to Anja, whose name you are always murmuring. Anja protect my child, Anja bless this bread, Anja heal this wound. I can tell you her story. We are carrying it, me in my little chest-country and my silver coffeepot, Lyoobov in the great chamber of her abdomen which I have slept in through a small trapdoor beneath her.

    But listen: all stories are hitched to a hundred others, like the spokes on Lyoobov’s wheels, like the stars and how they are also many people, dancing. We are carrying their voices, from Before. All the threads that made Lyoobov, that made Anja, that made me.

    It’s all candle-lit and red inside of Lyoobov, and she has been keeping these Stories safe too beside the heating hearth of her heart, where my coffeepot rests, near to boiling, ready to pour. You’d never believe it, what my pot brews on the hearth of Lyoobov’s heart.

    You are whispering loud, you are coming closer. Yes, I do mean Anja born from the buckeye whose mother was Wheel. Yes, like Bells, Perches and Boots have told it, kestrel-watched, cowbell-clanged, sole-trod. I don’t know how to tell a thing like they do. I only know how to say it all fox-swallowed and then spat up again with fur and bones on these pages which are and are not like new white milkmaid flowers perpetually blossoming and then dropping their petals all over our feet, growing with their roots right in Lyoobov’s ribcage, where I was, after all, born.

    I will tell it all to you, the life of Anja. But I will have to tell you from the beginning,

    Before the Fall.

    First, I will tell you how we came to know any of this at all.

    * * *

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  • 22nd June 2017 A Studio Interview Between Rima & Sylvia

    Well, wonderful readers, what a fantastic five days it has been since Tatterdemalion made its first appearance! We are so grateful and filled up by all of your support. Quickly we are nearing 50% funded-- goodness!--so if there is anyone you know who you think would love this book, now would be a wonderful time to share it!

    But more importantly, I have something very delightful to share with you…

    1st June 2017 Tatterdemalion Goes to the Hay Festival, and More News!

    Dear Readers,

    For those of you nearabouts Wales this weekend, that beautiful country of green hill & wild mountain, Rima will be in conversation with our publisher John Mitchinson this Saturday evening at 8:30 pm at the Hay Festival! The brilliant Tom Hirons, Rima's partner, will be reading an excerpt, which will surely be a treat as he is a completely marvelous storyteller. That's this Saturday…

    6th May 2017 Tatterdemalion Hits the Shelves!

    Dear Wonderful Readers,

    By now, most if not all of you should have your special edition of Tatterdemalion safe & sound in your hands, with its beautiful dust jacket-painting and luscious endpapers.... It is truly a thing of beauty, I am overjoyed every time I look at my own copy by the extra care and time the Unbound team put into bringing this book to life. And I very much hope you are all enjoying…

    13th December 2016 JANUARY Release Date!

    Hello dear Tatterdemalion-supporters,

    Just a very brief note here to let you know that although I had thought in my last post that the book would be in your hands by Christmas, I'm afraid that due to the normal sorts of delays that generally accompany the publishing of a book, Tatterdemalion will not be on your doorsteps until some time in January or at latest early February. I'm SO sorry if this…

    23rd October 2016 The painted road - Tatterdemalion's cover art revealed, by Rima Staines

    Along a ragged, root- and fire-cracked path a band of wanderers make their way from dark to light, from some city of the end-times to snow-green star-milk mountain and Beyond. Here are a motley, wild and storied bunch of characters... some recogniseable from Sylvia's uncanny and beautifully-wrought pages, some strange and unknown, all following that Wheeled creature of this Tatterdemalion world…

    19th July 2016 An Earthlines Excerpt, A Cover Close to Done, & the Dark Mountain Gathering...

    My dear wild ones,

    It has been a while since an update, do forgive my delay! Much has been afoot, especially on Rima's end, where, besides moving in to a fully fledged Hedgespoken truck, she has been painting the most glorious cover you've ever seen, hand-lettering each & every section-title through the book, concocting bewitching endpapers, and more... All of this we will reveal VERY soon, so…

    2nd June 2016 The Poetry of Being

    Dear Readers,

    The design of Tatterdemalion is burgeoning like a ripe fruit, but as yet I can share no glimpses with you. Only know that the good people of Unbound are working together with me and Rima to create a thing of immense beauty. There has been talk of cloth binding, gold lettering, a beautiful set-in cover design, endpapers of great magic and enchantment... Oh my! Rima is hard at work…

    3rd May 2016 Rolling Out Into the Days of May

    Hello Dear Readers,

    Well, things continue apace with both the doings of Tatterdemalion and our both of our writerly and painterly lives, on two distant coasts. I thought I'd give you a quick update amidst various writings and wanderings, because something Quite Exciting has at last come to pass, and while this doesn't directly concern Tatterdemalion, at least not literally, it does on a much bigger…

    21st April 2016 Lyoobov: An Audio Recording

    Hello dear readers,

    I've recorded one of my very favorite passages from Tatterdemalion for all of you, the passage inspired by Lyoobov. It was the very first piece I wrote, the one that started it all. Reading it still makes me want to weep. And it also gives me a chill, these days. I wrote this passage almost four years ago, but today, it feels more apt than ever, as more and more and more proof…

    24th March 2016 A Bouquet of Books & Days

    Spring in California, dear readers, is a tangle of blossoms and births. Creamcups, irises, California poppies (above), strawberry flowers, red elderflowers, buttercups, Indian paintbrush, pink currants, milkmaids, baby blue eyes— they are all up. Imagine it-- how all year they wait underground for this brief green season of glory. Meanwhile, little baby animals are being born—river otter pups…

    3rd March 2016 WE DID IT!!!!

    Dear & Marvelous Readers,

    This morning, I watched in a matter of 20 minutes as the pledges still needed went from 6, to 5, to 2, to 1, to--- 100% funded!! The great bright flag of Complete! The mountain top, wreathed in banners of beautiful mist. Wow, what a ride it has been this month, as the fruit trees outside have blossomed and leafed furiously under the sun. We are so, so grateful to every…

    29th February 2016 St. Margaret, Little Owl

    Dear Readers,

    The final ascent is upon us. The path feels steep, but the beautiful granite peaks are in sight, all rimmed with snow and cloud. We are getting so close! And oh, what a delight it will be to reach the summit and to sit down with a long, big cup of tea. And oh, how I wish I could share that cup with all of you!

    In the meanwhile, there are a few very special pledge-levels with only…

    22nd February 2016 The Beautiful Leather-Bound Edition!

    Dear friends, 

    My goodness, we are galloping toward the finish line, at 78% in a little less than three weeks! What a heart-warming, exciting process it has been! Thank you each and every one of you, recent supporters and those here since the very beginning! Truly, this is a great weaving of collaborative effort, and we couldn't do it without you. 

    Perhaps we can reach the finish line by the…

    15th February 2016 Tea & A Book

    Hello dear readers, 

    We are truly staggered, and thrilled, and so grateful, for each and every one of you & your incredible support! There are now over 300 of you wild souls who have joined the Tatterdemalion caravan, and we really can't wait to share the book with you. Here in California, the weather is unseasonably warm and everywhere the flowers are starting to bloom. The plum trees are all…

    3rd February 2016 A Beautiful Day

    My dear good people,

    What an extraordinary first day it has been for Tatterdemalion! I launched this project yesterday morning just as it was getting light outside, after having looked for a while at the great scoop of the Big Dipper and the north star from my front steps. Then, last night, giddy at meeting 17% funded already, I watched the Big Dipper again, this time flipped around in the sky…

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  • Wolfram von Specht
    Wolfram von Specht asked:

    How can I get two hardback books in the same order? Sorry, but shipping costs to Germany are really expensive! Love, Wolfram

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    Hi Wolfram, We've created a 'read with a friend' level which includes 2 hardbacks with combined postage. Best wishes, Unbound Support

    Michael & Kristine Carpenter
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    Hello, I'm in the US and tried to pledge. The site took my name and address, but when I click continue it won't take me to the next page. I'm also not sure how to do the whole pounds/dollars thing. Thank you

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    Hi Michael, Thanks for getting in touch and sorry to hear you've been having trouble pledging. Please get in touch via support@unbound.co.uk with a little more information and we can look into this for you. Best wishes, Caitlin - Community & Events Manager

    Charles Vane
    Charles Vane asked:

    I'm looking forward to the book! I recently pledged at the "Collectible" level, for a signed copy. I was wondering if Rima would be signing this as well? Thanks!

    Sylvia Linsteadt
    Sylvia Linsteadt replied:

    Hello Charles, Thank you so much for your support! Yes indeed, Rima will be signing as well. Warm wishes, Sylvia

    Gail Sulikowski
    Gail Sulikowski asked:

    Very excited about your book! I just pledged for the special edition with tea. Does that one come signed as well?

    Sylvia Linsteadt
    Sylvia Linsteadt replied:

    Hello Gail, Thank you so much for your kind words! So glad you are excited; we are too! The Tea and A Book offering does not come with a signed book, just the special edition hardback, which will be a very beautiful hardcover. Warmly Sylvia

    Jessica Wick
    Jessica Wick asked:

    Oh! I just pledged the Tea and A Book level too, and I just want to make certain: that book is a hardback edition, too, right?

    Sylvia Linsteadt
    Sylvia Linsteadt replied:

    Yes indeed! It is a hardback, not to worry. Thank you for your support Jessica! Warmly, Sylvia

    Penny Reilly
    Penny Reilly asked:

    Hello Sylvia, Just love the excerpt and have pledged earlier to Tatterdemalion and was gifted a further £5 by Unbound, which I would also like to pledge to your work. Thing is, I can't seem to find any record of it and hope you could help. I assume there us a voucher number recorded somewhere. All the very best ...can't wait to read it all. Warm wishes, Penny

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Penny, Thanks for getting in touch. You can check which books you have supported over in your account (unbound.co.uk/account). If you want to upgrade your pledge, just get in touch with us via support@unbound.co.uk and we can send you a unique link to do this. Best wishes, Unbound Support

    Lana Marie Willow
    Lana Marie Willow asked:

    Soo very much looking forward to reading and experiencing your beautiful new book! I would like to order three. Is there any way to have them all in the same order, as shipping to canada is very expensive... It seems each choice is processed separately?

    Sylvia Linsteadt
    Sylvia Linsteadt replied:

    Yes dear Lana Marie I am sure we can work something out! There is the "Read with a friend" level; perhaps we can sort out a "Read with Two Friends" level for you! :) If you email hello@unbound.co.uk they will get back to you shortly! (I will give them a head's up too). Thank you so much for your sweet support, and hope you are well. Love, Sylvia

    Diane Paterson
    Diane Paterson asked:

    I pledged but wondered where to find each authors' shed. I can't wait to receive my book! Diane

    Sylvia Linsteadt
    Sylvia Linsteadt replied:

    Hi Diane, thank you so much for your pledge! At the very top of this page, above where it says The Rewards, there are a few icons. The middle one is a little house that says "Shed." Click on it and you can view all the posts! Warmly, x Sylvia

    Zoe Hansen
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    So happy that you both got to the top of the mountain!! Sending love and hugs Zoe

    Sylvia Linsteadt
    Sylvia Linsteadt replied:

    Thank you sweet Zoe!! :) Love xx Sylvia

    Alison Barry
    Alison Barry asked:

    Hi! Congratulations on the full funding and I am REALLY looking forward to receiving my copy of what will be a glorious book. May I ask please if you are close to having an idea when the book will be published and sent out to us all? Maybe a little premature but I'm really excited! Many thanks x

    Sylvia Linsteadt
    Sylvia Linsteadt replied:

    Hi Alison, Thank you so much for these kind words! Yes, we are looking forward to the finished book in our hands too! As far as I know right now, the book will be released in early 2017. Feels far away, I know, but books always take about a year from acceptance to publication! Warmly Sylvia x

    Julia Haltrecht
    Julia Haltrecht asked:

    hi Sylvia, am excited to read my book - just wondering when you are planning on sending them out? thanks! Julia x

    Sylvia Linsteadt
    Sylvia Linsteadt replied:

    Hi Julia, Thank you for your kind words! The book is in editorial right now, will be designed and the summer, and will go to print in early autumn. This means that if all goes well you should have a book in your hands by Christmas 2016 or early 2017! This is a pretty quick turnaround for publication-- we are very excited! Warmly, Sylvia

    Ali and Dirk Robertson-Grundon
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    Hi Sylvia. I pledged for the book some time ago, and have just pledged again, separately, using the names of my niece and her fiance as a wedding present. I know they will love this as much as I know I will. Do you think you and Rima will collaborate again after this ? Thank you for your words, and Rima's beautiful illustrations. Andrew Grundon.

    Sylvia Linsteadt
    Sylvia Linsteadt replied:

    Hello Andrew, thank you for this lovely note! I've only just seen it and can't tell when you posted it, so I hope I'm not months late. What a lovely thing, this book as a wedding present, I am very honored and touched. Bless you. And yes, Rima & I do have dreams of collaborating again; it has been such a joy. As yet, those dreams are unformed but I think after Tatterdemalion enters the world in proper bound-book form, they will become more clear; we will definitely keep all Tatterdemalion supporters informed! Warmly, Sylvia

    Heidi Brooks
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    Hi, I have already pledged for a hardback, but now want to buy a copy for a friend as well and include her name in it with single postage. Can I upgrade to 'Read with a Friend'? Thanks.

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    Hi Heidi, You certainly can. Read how to upgrade your pledge here: http://docs.unbound.co.uk/unbound-for-readers/managing-your-subscriptions/how-do-i-upgrade-my-level-of-support. Best wishes, Caitlin - Community Manager

    Hope Christodoulou
    Hope Christodoulou asked:

    Hi, I just ordered a book for my niece Carol. For obvious reasons, Please could her name be printed on the back of the book and not mine. Thanks! Hope

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Hope, Thanks for getting in touch. You can read how to change the supporter's name here: http://docs.unbound.co.uk/unbound-for-readers/managing-your-subscriptions/changing-the-supporter-name-thats-printed-in-a-book. Please note that the deadline for changing this is midnight (BST) tonight (Monday 24th October 2016) as we need to move forward with the production of the book. Best wishes, Caitlin - Community Manager

    Valorie Paul
    Valorie Paul asked:

    Hello, When will the ebooks be sent? Thanks so much, Val

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Val, Thanks for getting in touch. We're still waiting for the ebook files to be delivered to us. As soon as we have them we'll make these available for subscribers and you'll receive an email letting you know how to download the ebook. I hope this is OK. Best wishes, Unbound Support

    mary kate Feighan
    mary kate Feighan asked:

    Hello... I'm very excited to have bought the download (digital) version of this book and it says that it has been published; but, there is no way to download it from my receipt. I paid via paypal and have followed the FAQ instructions for downloading; but, it just keeps redirecting me to the funding site. Technically, I believe there are supposed to be ... three dots just after "Publishing" on the form which will take me to "Actions"; but, there is no such link in the e-mails that I received. Warmest wishes, Mikie (Mary Kate Feighan)

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Mary Kate, Thanks for getting in touch. We're really sorry for the delay with the ebook - I've been chasing the people making this for weeks now. As soon as the ebook is ready to download we'll be in touch to let all supporters know. Hopefully the wait won't be too much longer. Thanks for your patience, Unbound Support.