Welcome to the web site for Maura McHugh - an author of horror and dark fantasy fiction living in the West of Ireland.
My novella set in the 2000 AD Judges series - Psyche - has been released in an omnibus edition with Michael Carroll's Golgotha and Joseph Elliott-Coleman's The Patriots.
The SMASH! 2020 Special is out now, which includes my story, 'King for a Day', drawn by Andreas Butzbach.
On Sunday, 7 June 2020 at 6 pm I'll be discussing 2000 AD in a Zoom panel discussion moderated by Joe Gordon, with my fellow panellists, Michael Carroll and Joseph Elliott-Coleman, during the online Cymera Festival.
For the #Storysellers auction, to raise funds to help Irish independent booksellers and comic book stores during this COVID-19 emergency period, I'm offering a bundle of items.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Comet Weather, by Liz Williams,
My short story 'Wake the Dead' has been selected for The Best of British Fantasy 2019, edited by Jared Shurin. It is now available for pre-order.
How much can change in a few weeks... I'm self isolating at Casa McHugh, but I squeaked in an adventure in London beforehand.
Galway County Council's Arts Office has selected my work for an award under the Artist Support Scheme 2020.
I’ve written a story, drawn by artist Andreas Butzbach, for a new Smash! comic book anthology, which will be published by Rebellion on 10 June 2020.
I’m encouraged by the recent publication of the Irish Arts Council's policy, Paying the Artist.