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LGBT Selkie Poem

I’m posting this Scottish folklore poetry re-imagined with an LGBT twist for those interested in selkie literature. The book will launch at LGBT History Month in Scotland in February 2019. Students of the Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic … Continue reading

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YA Fiction and Style

Too many YA novels, more so, I suspect, in the very commercial realm of paranormal romance, are let down by their style–even among the most interesting and complex ones. Too often, these fictions are narrated in the first person and … Continue reading

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Song of the Sea

More on selkies, who are exercising their fascination over me more and more. If I disappear, it will be because I have become spellbound by a sea maiden. This trailer for Song of the Sea was passed on to me … Continue reading

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Magical Skins: The Selkie’s Transformation

As soon as the seal was clear of the water, it reared up and its skin slipped down to the sand. What had been a seal was a white-skinned boy George Mackay Brown ‘Pictures in the Cave’ In response to … Continue reading

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YA Shapeshifters: The Selkie

The ‘Animal Kinship’ panel at OGOM Company of Wolves included some discussion of the ‘Selkie’ or shapeshifting seal. This elusive creature was discussed in Peter Le Couteur’s paper ‘Sealskins: Finns, Seal Wives, and Mythmaking’. We were rather excited to receive … Continue reading

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