Sylvia V. Linsteadt lives in the bishop pine forest on a peninsula called Point Reyes, which has at various times been an island in the Pacific, but which is currently attached to North America along a volatile fault line called the San Andreas, and on the Greek island of Crete, another land prone to earthquake and mystery. She is the author of the middle grade ecological fantasy duology, The Stargold Chronicles (The Wild Folk and The Wild Folk Rising), published by Usborne in June 2018 and May 2019, the novel Tatterdemalion (Unbound, Spring 2017) with artist Rima Staines, and the short-story collection Our Lady of the Dark Country . She is also a certified animal tracker. Her work currently finds itself knee-deep in the mythologies of a pre-Hellenic Mediterranean world, and seems to be continuously full of snakes, sibyls and caves.
Sylvia has written for Dark Mountain online publication and in our books. She was our 'marginalian' for SANCTUM, the twelfth issue, creating a text that ran through the margins of the book, before bursting in to claim the final word.