• Welcome!

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

  • 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.

  • Story in No More Heroes

    My story, 'Naught's Reckoning' - inspired by the iconic song, 'Zombie', written by Dolores O'Riordan for The Cranberries - will be in the forthcoming anthology edited by Ian Whates, and published by PS Publishing, called No More Heroes.

  • 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.