“A modern-day gothic whose Kafkaesque otherworldly stories are beautifully disturbing.”
Lol Tolhurst, musician and writer, on The Unheimlich Manoeuvre
Panels, workshops, public readings...
Why Horror? Panellist with Tara Ansley (Fangoria), Liza Bolton (director) John McDonnell (producer), James Ryan (director) at Ennis Fantastic Film Festival, October 2022.
'From Distinegration to Reevigoration: Creative Reflections on the Irish Female Gothic Experience 2012-2022.' Creative paper delivered at Haunted Hibernia conference, Carlow College, October 2022.
Horror Beyond the Page. Panellist with Kit Power (moderator), Ashley Stokes, Benjamin Langley, Tina Rath., Fantasycon, September 2022.
Monsters and Monstrosity in SFFH. Panellist with Andrew Hook (moderator), JL George, David Watkins, Kit Power. Fantasycon, September 2022.
Folk Horror. Panellist with Anna Smith Spark (moderator), Steve Toase,Ellis Saxey, Paul M Feeney, Caroline Hardaker. Ftansycon, September 2022.
Interview and writing exercises for Falmouth University Creative Writing Programme, October 2022.
Workshop - ‘Using Mythology, Archetypes and Belief in Folk Horror.' Delivered for Darkness In The Fields, September 2022.
Workshop - ‘Write Your Own Myths.’ Delivered for Summer Stars programme, Shannon Library, Ireland, July 2022.
Workshop - ‘Writing Folk Horror Stories.’ Delivered for First Fears summer school, UK., July 2022.
Workshop - ‘The Uncanny Short Story. ’ Delivered for Christchurch University, March 2022.Workshop - ‘Write Where You Come From. Delivered for the Ennis Book Festival, March 2022
Folk Horror. Panellist with Stephanie Ellis, Simon Clark, at UK Ghost Story Festival, November 2021.
Workshop - ‘Crafting Contemporary Folk Horror’. Delivered for the UK Ghost Story Festival, November 2021.
Workshop - ‘The Return of the Repressed: Writing the Uncanny.' Delivered for the UK Ghost Story Festival, November 2021.
The Modernisation of the Monster. Panellist with John McNee, J.S. Barnes, Cymera Festival, Edinburgh, June 2020. Moderator of panel Katie Hale & Penny Jones: The Female Monster - The Matriarchy of Madness, Cymera Festival, Edinburgh, June 2020.
Moderator of panel Ruins, Curses and Family Secrets: The Gothic featuring Eden Royce, F. Brett Cox, Dr Theodora Goss. Panel at WorldCon, Dublin, August 2019
Fleshy Fears: Horror and the Body. Panellist with Ramsey Campbell, Penny Jones, Tamsyn Muir, Madeline Ashby. Panel at WorldCon, Dublin, August 2019
Horror and the Irish Supernatural. Panellist with Maura McHugh and Dr. Jack Fennell. Panel at WorldCon, Dublin, August 2019
From Screen to Page: Is The Boom in Horror Cinema Boosting Horror Fiction? Panellist with MR Carey, Gary McMahon, Tade Thompson, Angeline Trevena, Edge-Lit, Derby, July 2018.
The Write Stuff: What Qualities and Skills Does an Author Need? Panellist with Andrew Bannister, Ruth De Haas, Rod Duncan, Niki Valentine, Edge-Lit, Derby, July 2018.
Public reading from The Girl In The Fort, Samhain festival, Limerick, October 2018.
Public reading from The Black Room Manuscripts IV, Fantasycon, Chester, October 2018 with J.R. Park, Duncan P. Bradshaw and Penny Jones.
Public reading from The Unheimlich Manoeuvre, Irish Horror Expo, Dublin October 2017.
Women in Horror. Panellist at Fantasycon, Peterborough, October 2017 with Theresa Derwin (mod), Laura Mauro, Nancy Kilpatrick.
Playing with the Real. Panellist at Fantasycon, Peterborough, October 2017 with Peter Coleborn (mod), Andrew Hook, Tej Turner, Mike Chinn, Jacey Bedford
Mythology, Folk Tales & The Imagination. Panellist at Fantasycon, Peterborough, October 2017 with Iain Grant (mod), Eliza Chann, James Bennett, James Brogden, Justin Newland
Public reading from The Girl In The Fort, Fantasycon, Peterborough, October 2017.
Thrills and Chills: Just How Different Are Thrillers and Horror? Panellist at Sledge-Lit, Derby, July 2017 with Simon Clark, Alex Davis (mod), Jo Jakeman, Sarah Pinborough
Public reading at launch for New Music For Old Rituals, Sledge-Lit, Derby, July 2017
Public reading from The Girl In The Fort, Sledge-Lit, Derby, July 2017
Public reading from The Unheimlich Manoeuvre, Irish Horror Expo, Dublin, October 2016. ‘Visualising Horror.’ Reading Horror in Art and Comic Books. Panellist at Irish Horror Expo, Dublin, October 2016 with Dr. Kevin Costrophine (moderator), Maura McHugh, Rachel Deering, Ciaran Marcantonio
With a new wave of real life horror stories, are we running out of imaginary scares? Is reality the new horror? Panellist at Fantasycon, Scarborough, September 2016, with Ramsey Campbell, Paul Finch (Chair), Helen Marshall, Mark West and V.H. Leslie
Public reading from The Unheimlich Manoeuvre, Fantasycon, Scarborough, September 2016
Public reading at launch of The Unheimlich Manoeuvre, Edge-Lit, Derby, July 2016