Welcome to the web site for Maura McHugh - an author of science fiction, horror and fantasy fiction living in the West of Ireland.
Writing the Future
I have an essay in the Writing the Future anthology, edited by Dan Coxon and Richard V. Hirst, which is forthcoming from Dead Ink Books in September 2023.
Python, a poem for World Poetry Day
A recording of me reading my poem 'Python' to mark World Poetry Day.
Women Who Dared 3
I'm one of the women featured in the Women Who Dared 3 magazine, which is a supplement to today's edition of The Tuam Herald.
Splinister on Substack
I have migrated my old newsletter to Substack, and you can sign up there to hear from me directly.
UK Ghost Story Festival
My first event of 2023 is the UK Ghost Story Festival in Derby, England.
My Heart is Broken
Here is the cover reveal for 'My Heart is Broken' a comic I've written for Opus Comics, based on the Evanescence song, with art by Kelly McKernan.
You can find me this Sunday, 27 November at Suircon, the Waterford comic book convention, organised by Waterford Comics.
Workshop at IADT
Last weekend I taught a one-day workshop to students from the IADT, NCAD and UCD, on the beautiful IADT campus, as part of their new joint initiative, the Creative Futures Academy.
Introduction to Irish Ghost Stories
I wrote the introduction for Flame Tree Publishing's new anthology, Irish Ghost Stories.