• Welcome!

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

  • Story in Best New Horror 31

    You can now pre-order the anthology Best New Horror #31, edited by Stephen Jones, and published by PS Publishing, which includes my story 'Wake the Dead'.

  • 2000AD Talent Search 2021

    Watch the video of the 2000 AD Thought Bubble scriptwriting talent search judging panel that I participated in, along with Ram V and Oliver Pickles.

  • Ballinasloe Comic-Con 2021

    On Sunday, 7 November at 5.30pm a recording of my discussion with illustrators Melanie Whelan and Ashwin Chacko for Ballinasloe Comic-Con 2021 will go online.

  • 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.