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The Selkie's Tale: A compendium of adult fairy tales (hardback edition)

The Selkie's Tale: A compendium of adult fairy tales (hardback edition)

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Hardback edition with colour illustrations
By Hannah Borababy, Emily Martel, Jessi Marino, Kate Aiello, Heather Washburn, Sam Goodlet, Dannielle Holt, Mary Tobias, Sarah DeCecco


Tipping our hats to writers such as Angela Carter and Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés, this compilation of tales features fairy stories with a twist.  

We are redefining “happily ever after” and what it means for a life to be “like a fairy tale,” claiming back their messier, darker, more honest and authentic roots.  And their true purpose - to caution, to reveal, to explore.

Each story was created following in the ancient tradition of humans holding up a mythic veil to drape over the everyday world, weaving tales that both help the writer to process their own adventures in a creative way, and enable them share important things they have learned about being (and staying) alive.

These stories were created during Wild Essence’s The Selkie’s Tale programme in 2022, an 11 week deep dive into the realm of therapeutic storytelling, held by Jessi Marino and Sam Goodlet, who have stories to share too.  Wild Essence is a portal for wellness, wealth and witchcraft, offering transformational courses and experiences.  Volume 2 is being written as we speak and will be out in Spring '24!

Our title is inspired by the tales of the Seal Folk, the Selkies from Northern Europe and Celtic lands. Shapeshifting beings who can take on human or seal form. And one over-story weaves around the individual tales by the 9 authors, bringing journal prompts, rituals, recipes and other tools for your own contemplation and practice.

Your authors have collectively navigated abuse, bereavement, neurodiversity, mental and physical health challenges, romance, divorce, motherhood, abortion, menopause, bankruptcy, a pandemic, and all sorts of other adventures that are simply a part of a 21st century human life…

You can meet authors Emily Martel, Jessi Martel, Kate Aiello, Heather Washburn, Sam Goodlet, Dannielle Holt, Mary Tobias, Hannah Borababy and Sarah DeCecco on Our Authors page here.



239 Pages



Product Dimensions

(5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm



Publication Date

November 17, 2022


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