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Maura McHughWelcome to Maura McHugh’s web site.

Maura writes, prose, comic books, plays, and screenplays, and lives in the west of Ireland.

If you wish to contact her you can always leave a message on her blog or drop her a note via the contact form.

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  • I reviewed MCM Ireland Comic Con for the Forbidden Planet International blog, which has photos I took at the event.
  • I recently appeared on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena, offering a preview of the inaugural MCM Ireland Comic Con in Dublin.
  • I’ll be a guest at an event called Irish Comics Chat, which will take place at the Rua Red arts centre in Tallaght in Dublin from 12.30pm – 6pm on Saturday, 29 March.
  • I’m very pleased to announce that I’m co-writing a Witchfinder comic book mini-series with Kim Newman which is part of the Hellboy universe created by Mike Mignola, and published by Dark Horse Comics.
  • My short story ‘Valerie’ will appear in the anthology La Femme, edited by Ian Whates from NewCon Press, due out in April.
  • Writer Ray Cluley analyses my short story ‘Water‘ on This is Horror.
  • I’ve written a new Jennifer Wilde short comic book story that is being drawn by Leeann Hamilton. It will be in full colour, and posted online during the summer.
  • Jennifer Wilde issue 3Issue 1 of Jennifer Wilde: Unlikely Revolutionaries is now available to buy on ComiXology.
  • The Women Write About Comics web site announced their annual awesome awards, and I was short-listed in the Geek Feminist category.
  • My short story ‘The Hanging Tree’ is published in issue 38 of horror magazine Black Static.
  • My collection Twisted Myths was published in the USA by Barron’s Educational Series on 1 October, 2013. It’s a 144 page large-size hardback, containing twenty myths from around the world with illustrations by Jane Laurie. It’s available to buy on Amazon.com.
  • I recently appeared on RTÉ Radio 1 Arts Show, Arena, discussing the career of novelist/comic book writer Neil Gaiman. You can listen to my segment online.
  • Twisted Fairy TalesIssue 3 of Jennifer Wilde has been published by Atomic Diner, and it can be ordered ordered online.
  • 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.

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