Welcome to Maura McHugh’s web site.
Maura writes, prose, comic books, plays, and screenplays, and lives in the west of Ireland.
- I’ll be a guest at 2D, the Northern Ireland Comics Festival, which is happening from 30 May – 2 June in Derry.
- Writer Lynda Rucker and I are setting up Laydeez do Comics – Dublin. The first meeting will be on 7pm – 9.30pm on Wednesday the 22 May, 2013 in the Rooftop Bar, 3rd floor, of the Odessa Club, 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2. Our guests are: Sarah McIntyre, Alan Nolan, and Maeve Clancy.
- I’ve written a short piece called ‘From Fan to Con-runner to Writer – different experiences of conventions’ for issue 15 of the fanzine, Journey Planet.
- I’ve been asked to be one of the Special Guests at ArcadeCon 2013, which is taking place from 5 – 7 July in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.
- I’ve written an article for UK web site, Bad Reputation in honour of Women in Horror Month, called ‘More Women In Horror for 2013‘.
- On 1 February, 2013 Twisted Fairy Tales was published in the USA by Barron’s Educational Series. It’s a 144 page large-size hardback, containing twenty classic fairy tales retold with a dark slant, accompanied by lavish illustrations by Jane Laurie. It’s available for order on Amazon.com.
- I contributed to Paul Cornell’s Twelve Blogs of Christmas, and wrote about Twelve Drummers Drumming, in which I give a brief overview of the history of women drummers.
- At noon on Thursday, 8 November, 2012 I’ll be on the jury of the Script Pitching Competition, for the Galway Junior Film Fleadh, in the Town Hall Theatre. Best of luck to the short-listed candidates!
- After the closing performance of The Hallowe’en Sessions on November 3rd in London, there will be a Q&A with all the writers. Two nights are sold out already so get your tickets while you can.