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Maura McHugh
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I was born in the USA, but was transplanted early to Ireland. I've lived in the USA on and off, but now I'm resident in the West of Ireland, where telecommunication masts sprout beside neolithic graves.

I've completed a B.A. in English and History, a M.A. in English, a diploma in Film Studies, and a M.A. in Screenwriting. I don't have an insatiable desire to collect pieces of paper, but I love to learn.

I've also completed a foundation course in filmmaking, and helped shoot a short film.

I attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop during the summer of 2006.

I work for the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild as a webmaster, newsletter editor, and I run its blog. I'm a member of the Codex Writers' Group.

I tell stories. My goal is to do so across as many media as possible.

"Mirror, Mirror" in College Green
"Who Hears our Cries in Forgotten Tongues?" in Flash Me Magazine
"In the Woods" in Cabinet des Fées
"Bone Mother" in the Fantasy collection, eds Sean Wallace and Paul Tremblay
"Tattoo Destiny", a poem, in the Jabberwocky 3 anthology, ed Sean Wallace
"Home" in Shroud Magazine, issue 2
"Homunculus" in Aoife's Kiss, September 2008
"Bone Mother", as a podcast by Pseudopod
Three twitter stories - here, here and here - on Thaumatrope.
A pico story on Outshine.
"Vic" in Black Static, issue 10.
"Exchange", a poem, in Goblin Fruit, Spring 2009.
"Beautiful Calamity" in Paradox Magazine, issue 13, Spring 2009
"The Diet", in Arkham Tales
"The Garden of Death", a top ten finalist in Fantasy Magazine's Micro Fiction Contest.
"The Tamga" in Shroud Magazine, issue 6
"Empty Mind Came Back With the Pearl" in M-Brane SF, issue 9
"The Secret Names of Buildings", in M-Brane SF, issue 12
"Grave Taster", a poem, to appear in Doorways Magazine #8, second place winner of its annual poetry competition
3 Twitter stories on Thaumatrope during 2009
"Moments on the Cliff" in All Hallows (forthcoming)
"Water", Doorways Magazine (forthcoming)
"The Solace of Dark Places", a poem, in Goblin Fruit, Spring 2010 (forthcoming)
Róisín Dubh - a graphic novel from Atomic Diner (forthcoming Autumn 2010)

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