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

Sunday, 7 February 2016

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 — an interview between myself and Rima, filmed back in October when I visited her, and Dartmoor, for the first time. This interview was filmed in the truly fabulous studio of the inimitable Terri Windling--mythic artist, fantasy editor and writer extraordinaire, who keeps a treasured and much beloved blog full of mythic resources & reflections here.  You will catch a glimpse of her bookshelves in the film; they are any writer's dream, full of everything from a complete clothbound Jane Austen collection to books of Navajo mythology, the Welsh Mabinogion, and the best of nature writing, from Barry Lopez to Terry Tempest Williams. Amidst books and tapestries, Terri's wonderful husband, Howard Gayton (Commedia dell' Arte dramatist, writer and musician) interviewed us about the creation of Tatterdemalion, its various strands of inspiration and unfolding. 

So, without further ado, here is the whole uncut film--fifteen minutes of conversation! This is a private Shed posting; only you, dear supporters, have access to it. We hope you enjoy it, and all the windows it provides into the world of our beloved Tatterdemalion. 

With love, 

Sylvia & Rima

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Terri & Howard Windling-Gayton
 Terri & Howard Windling-Gayton says:

How lovely to see this!

posted 10th February 2016

Terrie Ann Easley
 Terrie Ann Easley says:

I am very excited about the richness of story and artwork in this book. I can hardly wait to have a copy in my hands!

posted 14th February 2016

Sylvia Linsteadt
 Sylvia Linsteadt says:

Thank you Terri & Terrie! :) We can't wait for the book to be published and hardcover in your hands too, smelling that good book-smell, and full of wonder. Thank you for your support! x Sylvia

posted 16th February 2016

Angela DeMatteo
 Angela DeMatteo says:

I finally found the time to watch this. If it's even possible, I'm more excited than I was when I first heard you had collaborated on this book! Tingles! It feels like destiny. Can't wait. xo

posted 16th February 2016

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