Margaret McGoverne is a London-born author who writes in multiple genres, with published works in speculative, sci-fi, horror and historical fiction, all with a dark emphasis. Her flash fiction and short stories have been featured online in Reflex Fiction, StrippedLit 500, 101 Fiction and in print in anthologies from Reflex Press (her flash fiction was long-listed for the Reflex Fiction Prize in 2017 and 2018), Rainfall Books‘ Lovecraft’s Disciples series and Volume 1 of the horror anthology Symphony of The Damned.
Margaret’s debut alternative history/Sci-Fi novella, The Battle of Watling Street, was published in 2017, and she is currently working on her first full-length novel based in Belfast, And The Buntings Flew
Margaret’s heritage is Northern Irish, and she lived in Belfast as a child during the height of the “Troubles”. Her writing habit stems from this period and from the rich loam of a family and region with strong storytelling traditions. Margaret writes stories that often focus on women and girls facing unusual challenges and how their place in the world is a continuing story of resilience, pain, transformation and hope.
Margaret has a husband, a son and a fluid number of cats. She enjoys making things grow (bonus if they’re edible), travelling to new destinations with old ruins, and walking in high places. She is an old Irish mammy at heart.