To celebrate the release of my new book, Coral Were His Bones, I’m going to be posting a month’s worth of things about selkies. Coral is a m/m paranormal erotica novel about Finn, a selkie who’s in love with his childhood sweetheart Devon, but bound in a magical contract to a cruel master. It’s a story of modern magic, snark, sex, and how to heal when everything hurts.
A lot of modern North American kids first heard about selkies from the movie The Secret of Roan Inish, which came out in 1995. It’s the story of a young girl in Ireland in the 1940’s who’s sent to live with her grandparents after the death of her mother, where she first learns the legends of the selkies, and how it may have something to do with her own family’s history.
The movie is based on a 1950’s children’s book, and was originally set in Scotland. If you’re curious on the translation from book to film, head over to Seaweed Soup: The Secret (Ingredients) of Roan Inish. You can also watch the trailer below on Youtube, or check out Roger Ebert’s review