• Welcome!

    Welcome to the web site for Maura McHugh - an author of horror and dark fantasy fiction living in the West of Ireland.

  • Attending Boskone 2021

    I will be a programme participant at this year's online Boskone (12-14 February), the annual (and oldest) science fiction convention in New England, USA, organised by the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA).

  • ICN Awards 2020 Nominee

    ICN

    In the ICN Awards 2020 I've been nominated in the Best Irish Writer (Major Publisher) and Best Irish Writer (Non-Fiction) categories.

  • Pay the Toll

    My flash horror story, 'Pay the Toll', is the 29th of December entry in the Sinister Horror Company's creepy Advent Calendar.

  • British Fantasy Awards 2020 Nomination

    My collection, The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams), published by NewCon Press, has been nominated for Best Collection in the British Fantasy Society's British Fantasy Awards 2020.

  • Octocon 2020

    From 9-11 October I'll be attending Octocon 2020, which is taking place online. Here is my schedule of panels.

  • Misty & Scream! podcast

    Rebellion organised a podcast with many of the writers of the Misty & Scream! Special 2020, including me, which is available to listen to online now.