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Mandy McHugh is an author from upstate NY. She received her MA in English from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and her BA in English/Education from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.

Inspired by the horror genre from a young age, Mandy's works frequently explore the unknown, the psychological, and the unexpected. Her works have appeared in various literary journals and podcasts, and her debut novel Like Monsters of the Deep is forthcoming from Magnolia Press in late 2019.

When she's not writing, Mandy can be found knocking titles off her TBR list, loading up on iced coffees, and planning adventures for her family.

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Mandy McHugh I try to write something, anything, everyday. As long as I get words down on paper, I feel accomplished. Some days I get more out than others. But,…moreI try to write something, anything, everyday. As long as I get words down on paper, I feel accomplished. Some days I get more out than others. But, the only way to deal with writer's block is to power through it. (less)
Mandy McHugh I just finished my third manuscript, a mother/daughter thriller exploring the dynamics of insta-famous children, sharing on social media, and…moreI just finished my third manuscript, a mother/daughter thriller exploring the dynamics of insta-famous children, sharing on social media, and navigating the idea of consent in a digital age.

I'm writing my fourth manuscript, an apocalyptic horror/thriller focusing on a widowed mother as she grapples with long-buried secrets and her own insecurities as the world crumbles around her. (less)
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I plowed through the first 100 pages of Cold Storage. It has so many of the elements I look for in a good bio-apocalyptic thriller: potential for catastrophic devastation, gore, creepy plausibility. Loved it. If the entire book had read like the firs ...more
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This is my first Nicci French read. I'm always intrigued by the concept of coauthors, so I was looking forward to the experience.

The Lying Room centers on Neve and really wants you to see her as a normal suburban mom. She has three kids, a full-time
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I read the synopsis for this one months ago, so when Lock Every Door finally showed up in my app, I had no idea what to expect. Riley Sager is a solid must-read in the thriller genre for me, though, so I was happy for the mystery of not knowing what ...more
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