Credits

Adaptations


  • My short story ‘Bone Mother’ is being adapted as a short stop-motion animated film by Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward (See Creature animation company), and produced for the National Film Board of Canada by Jelena Popovic. The seven-minute short film is expected to finish production in 2016.

Awards/Prizes


2006
Recipient of the Gordon R. Dickson Scholarship for the 2006 Clarion West Writers Workshop.
2012
Shortlisted for the Eagle Award for ‘Favourite European Comic Book’ for the comic book series Jennifer Wilde.
2013
Shortlisted for the ICN Award for ‘Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland’ .
Shortlisted for The Arcade Award in the ‘Best Irish Writer’ category.
2014
Shortlisted for the Geek Feminist Award in the Women Write About Comics Awesome Awards.
Shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel for Jennifer Wilde (Atomic Diner Comics), along with Stephen Downey & Karen Mahoney.
Shortlisted for two ICN Awards.
Nominated for Geek Ireland’s Best Irish Author of 2014 (comic books).
2015
Won the Best Irish Writer (comic books) in The Arcade Awards.
Shortlisted for The Arcade Award in the ‘Best Irish Writer’ category.
Shortlisted for The Geekies 2015 – the Geek Ireland Awards – in the Best Irish Writer category.
Won the ICN Award 2015 for ‘Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland’ .

Editor


1993-1994
Editor of the Trinity College postgraduate academic journal Alumnus
Summer 2010
Co-editor/juror with Christopher Fowler for the Campaign for Real Fear competition: twenty stories selected, and published in Black Static issues 17 and 18.
2007 – present
Writer and editor for the Writers Guild of Ireland’s fortnightly electronic newsletter, and content writer and editor for the WGI web site and blog.
2015
Edited the Song of the Sea picture book, written by Will Collins, based on a story by Tomm Moore, and an adaptation of the award-winning animated feature film.

Collections


Twisted Fairy Tales
  • Barron’s Educational Series: 1 February, 2013. This collection contains twenty classic fairy tales told with a dark slant, with lavish illustrations by Jane Laurie.
Twisted Myths
  • Barron’s Educational Series: 1 October, 2013. This collection contains twenty myths from around the world with beautiful illustrations by Jane Laurie.

Comic Books


2016

‘Lola Vita – Origins’, a short comic book script for the character Lola Vita, who appears in the Wailing Heights video game by Outsider Games. Drawn by Ron Salas.
2015

Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, created by Mike Mignola for the Hellboy universe; story & script by Kim Newman & Maura McHugh; art by Tyler Crook for Dark Horse Comics. Trade paperback collection of five-issue mini-series.
2014

Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, created by Mike Mignola for the Hellboy universe; story & script by Kim Newman & Maura McHugh; art by Tyler Crook for Dark Horse Comics. Five issues.
Jennifer Wilde: Tulpa, created by Rob Curley; story & script by Maura McHugh; art by Leeann Hamilton for Atomic Diner Comics. Short Story.
2011 – 2014
Róisín Dubh, created by Rob Curley; story & script by Maura McHugh; art by Stephen Byrne and Stephen Daly, for Atomic Diner Comics. Three issues.
2011 – 2013
Jennifer Wilde: Unlikely Revolutionaries, created by Rob Curley; story & script by Maura McHugh; art by Stephen Downey for Atomic Diner Comics. Three issues.
2012
‘The Nail’, appearing in the Womanthology comic book anthology, with art by Star St. Germain, edited by Suzannah Rowntree, and published by IDW Publishing.

Juries


2009
  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention
  • Member of the Jury for the Script Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh
2010
  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention
  • Member of the Jury for the Script Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh
2011
2012
2013
  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention
  • Member of the Jury for the Script Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh
2014
2015
  • Member of the selection committee for the British Comics Awards
  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention

Non-Fiction


Articles
Essays
Interviews
Radio
  • A segment on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena, discussing the announcement of a new The Sandman prequel comic by Neil Gaiman and J.H. William III.
  • A broadcast from Brighton, UK on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena talking about World Fantasy Convention, which was taking place at the time.
  • A review of The Sandman: Overture, written by Neil Gaiman, with art by J.H. Williams III, on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena.
  • A preview of the inaugural MCM Ireland Comic Con, on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena.
  • A review of Neil Gaiman’s short story collection, Trigger Warning, for RTÉ Radio 1’s art show, Arena.
  • I contributed to the RTÉ Radio 1 Arena special programme celebrating Star Wars, by talking about the history of Star Wars comic books.
  • I talked about Fête de la Bande Dessinée, the Irish / French Comic Book Festival taking place in Dublin for RTÉ Radio 1’s programme Arena.
Reviews

Plays


29 October – 3 November, 2012
6 May 2016
  • A staged reading of an extract of my short play, The Love of Small Appliances, directed by Justine Nakase. Part of the Waking the Feminists West initiative, which selected six plays from women playwrights in the West of Ireland for staged readings.

Podcasts


February 2009
‘Bone Mother’, is podcast at Pseudopod
January 2010
‘The Tamga’, was released as a podcast on Pseudopod.
April 2011
‘Vic’ is podcast at Dark fiction Magazine in its issue titled ‘The Waste land’.
February 2016
I narrated ‘Territory’ – with Kim Jones – a story written by Julie Steinbacher, and available to listen to on the Podcastle web site.

Short Films


October 2009
‘Hotel Training’, a short script, directed by Conor McMahon, premiered as part of the Hotel Darklight anthology film.

Short Stories


October 2004
‘Who Hears Our Cries in Forgotten Tongues?’, Flash Me Magazine
May 2006
‘In the Woods’, Cabinet des Fées, Vol. 1, No. 1
July 2007
‘Bone Mother’, Fantasy anthology, eds. Sean Wallace & Paul Tremblay
December 2007
‘Tattoo Destiny’, a poem, in Jabberwocky 3, ed. Sean Wallace
March/April 2008
‘Home’, in Shroud Magazine, Issues 2
September 2008
‘Homunculus’, in Aoife’s Kiss, September 2008
March 2009
‘Grave Taster’, a poem, in Doorways Magazine #8. It placed second in the magazine’s annual poetry competition.
April 2009
One pico story on Outshine
‘Exchange’, a poem, in Goblin Fruit, Spring 2009.
Three twitter stories, here, here, and here on Thaumatrope
“Vic”, in Black Static, issue 10.
May 2009
“Beautiful Calamity”, in Paradox Magazine, issue #13.
‘The Diet’, Arkham Tales
‘The Garden of Death’, a top ten finalist in Fantasy Magazine’s Micro-Fiction Contest.
July 2009
‘The Tamga’, in Shroud Magazine, issue 6.
September 2009
‘Empty Mind Came Back With the Pearl’, M-Brane SF, issue 9
December 2009
‘The Secret Names of Buildings’, in M-Brane SF, issue 12
April 2010
‘The Solace of Dark Places’, a poem, in Goblin Fruit, Spring 2010.
October 2010
‘Vic’, in the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2010, edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books)
January 2011
‘Involuntary Muscle’, in Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction, issue 35
February 2011
‘Water’, in Black Static, issue 21.
May 2011
‘Mustn’t Grumble’, in Voices from the Past.
Jan 2014
‘The Hanging Tree’, in Black Static issue #38.
April 2014
‘Valerie’ in the anthology La Femme, edited by Ian Whates from NewCon Press.
August 2015
‘Family’ in the anthology Cassilda’s Song, edited by Joe Pulver from Chaosium Inc.
January 2016
‘Valerie’ in the anthology Obsidian: A Decade of Horror Stories by Women, edited by Ian Whates from NewCon Press.
February 2016
‘Zel and Grets’ in the anthology The Grimm Future, edited by Erin Underwood from NESFA Press.
‘Moments on the Cliff’ in Crannóg.
‘Listen’ in Women in Horror Month Anthology, Acid Cane Comics.
May 2016
‘The Light at the Centre’, in Uncertainties: Twenty-Two Strange Tales, edited by Brian J. Showers for Liberties Press
July 2016
‘Spooky Girl’, in Respectable Horror, edited by Kate Laity for Fox Spirit Books.

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