Catherine McCarthy

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Catherine McCarthy is a spinner of dark tales, often set in her native Wales, U.K.
She has published two novels and a collection of stories. Her novella, Immortelle, will be published July 2021 by Off Limits Press.
Her stories have been published in anthologies such as Diabolica Britannica, 25 Gates of Hell, and The One That Got Away, and her flash fiction has been published by Crystal Lake Publishing and Flame Tree Press.
In 2020, she won the Aberystwyth University Imagining Utopias prize for creative writing.
Catherine lives in an old farmhouse with her illustrator husband and its ghosts, and when she is not writing may be found hiking the rugged coast-path or photographing ancient churchyards for story inspiration.

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Return to Hades and Other AdventuresQ. Which myths/legends from your childhood do you remember as being significant?

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