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
Wednesday, 3 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. And now, this morning, at 21%, it had wheeled back again, the earth fully spun on its axis, and this project almost a quarter of the way born!
I am staggered, I am overjoyed, I am deeply moved, by all of your abundant and immediate support. I wish I could thank each and every one of you face to face, for gathering here to show your excitement about this new and beautiful book, for making Tatterdemalion feel so welcome on its birthday. This book has been a joy, from the very first word I penned through to the last, and now each step of this crowd-funding journey. Thank you so much for joining us on it! The fun has only just begun...
A note about this place, called The Shed. Here, you will find updates about the progress of the book, from funding & on through editing and publication (if all goes well, which it very much seems to be!!), as well as other lovely tidbits. Some posts, such as this one, are open to the general public. Others, such as a very exciting one we are planning for next week, will be viewable only to Supporters. These will include more exclusive content (excerpts! films! etc!)
For now, I leave you with two twin blog posts, from my Indigo Vat and Rima's Hermitage. Many of you may have already read them, but for those craving a glimpse of mythic Dartmoor, of the landscapes of heart and mind out of which Tatterdemalion was born, and a bit about its backstory, look no further! Know also that in the future, I will be sharing some deeper musings about my time on Dartmoor, about land and myth and old friendship and ancestors.
In the meanwhile, I raise a hearty cup of tea to you all, in deep gratitude.
So very excited for you and Rima, Sylvia! Delighted to be able to support your work in some small way. I can't wait to hold the book in my hand! Sending warm wishes and blessings. xo
posted 3rd February 2016
So glad it's off to such a fantastic start! Sending a wave from the damp and drizzly (but crazily-warm) moor x t
posted 4th February 2016
I am so excited for this book! I love your writing and Rima's artwork so this is sure to be a treat. :)
posted 5th February 2016
Thank you all for these wonderful and kind comments! It is so lovely to hear your excitement and your-cheering on. Warm wishes to all. x Sylvia
posted 16th February 2016