• Welcome!

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

  • One of the Shadow Voices

    My short story 'The Boughs Withered When I Told Them My Dreams' will be reprinted in the forthcoming anthology, Shadow Voices: 300 Years of Irish Genre Fiction: A History in Stories, edited by John Connolly.

  • Teddy Scare

    GRRRR! Read 'Teddy Scare' in the reboot of Monster Fun, written by me with art by Steve May and letters by Ferre Schutz.

  • Attending Octocon 2021

    Octocon 2021

    I am beaming into Octocon again this year - it's taking place virtually, from 1-3 October, and all events are free, but you must register to attend.

  • Be Psi-ing You

    Be Psi-ing you', my Anderson: PSI Division story, is in 2000 AD Prog 2250, with art by Lee Carter.

  • Gravedirt Mouth

    My short story 'Gravedirt Mouth' is in The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror, edited by Stephen Jones and published by Skyhorse Publishing.

  • Tales From The Quarantine

    Tales from the Quarantine, a global comic book anthology whose net profits all go to charity, is now available for pre-order. It contains my story 'Starstruck'.

  • 2000 AD Summer Special 2021

    2000 AD Summer Special 2021

    Michael Carroll and I have co-written the overall narrative for the 2000 AD Summer Special, now available for pre-order, and published on 7 July 2021.

  • Two Poems

    Two recent poems. 'Breathing Room' written for Poetry Day Ireland and 'Python' written for the annual 'Poet's Breakfast' during Fleadh na gCuach 2021.