Maura McHugh was born in the USA but was transplanted to Ireland when too young to protest. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in publications in the USA and the UK such as Fantasy, Shroud Magazine, Paradox Magazine, Goblin Fruit and M-Brane SF. In 2009 her script, ‘Hotel Training’, was shot and premiered as part of the Hotel Darklight anthology film. Last year she co-edited/juried The Campaign for Real Fear horror fiction contest with British author Christopher Fowler. In 2011 she has two comic books coming out from Irish small press Atomic Diner: Róisín Dubh and Jennifer Wilde. She lives in Galway and when she’s not writing she works as a blogger, newsletter editor and web content manager for the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild.