The Lights Went Out and Other Stories was published on Amazon on 9th October 2016. This book represents years of scribbling in notebooks and on the back of random pieces of paper. A quirky collection of different genres. I loved getting this book together and designed the cover myself.
“The Lights Went Out and Other Stories is quite honestly the best short fiction collection I’ve ever read. The stories are melancholic, quirky, sometimes funny, poignant and enduring, reminiscent of both the American Dark Romantics and the old Highland tales of piskies and faeryfolk.”
“Brilliant, hilarious and scary. A wonderful collection of short stories that deserves to be reread again and again.”
– Amazon Reviewers
What Happened In Dingle is a long piece of fiction, that features in The Lights Went Out as Twenty Years , I felt that it deserved a book of its own. A romantic comedy set in beautiful, windswept Kerry, I am currently adapting it as a screenplay. It deserves the big screen.
“This short story is full of the charm and character that Dingle itself possesses. Fiona Hogan writes with a painterly quality. Her descriptions, particularly that of the pub McGrath’s, are vivid and atmospheric.”
“A lovely little read! So glad I found this little gem!”
My guilty pleasure is writing dark fiction, the way I figure it, I read so much of the stuff I had better keep writing it in case we run out.
I write under my horror nom de plume – F B Hogan
My Gothic Horror – Death Comes Calling is the first of my dark tales and was published in time for Hallowe’en 2016. Comprising four spine-chilling tales, it will please any lovers of old fashioned horror fiction.
“Four eerie tales of the supernatural written with a masterful hand”
“The tales are compelling page turners that make you want to know what’s going to happen next. Looking forward to more creepy stories by this author.”
My latest collection – The Nightmare is only just published, it didn’t quite make it in time for Hallowe’e but when it did arrive it was well received. I thoroughly enjoyed writing these stories and a few are inspired from my childhood (please don’t judge me).
‘A diverse collection of atmospheric horror. The mood of this collection was really well done. A sense of dread lingered in each tale. I enjoyed that all of the stories left you at a place where there was something to think about’
‘When the weather turns cold and gray and the leaves fall from the trees it’s the perfect time to settle into a comfy spot and read some good horror stories. And The Nightmare won’t disappoint. These short stories will have you always wondering whether you are alone as you slip through their pages’
There wasn’t a single one that I didn’t enjoy and the range allowed that each was awesome for a different reason’
Martha’s Cottage is due for release in Spring 2018, long overdue but well worth the wait, I hope. This book is a love story told in reverse set in contemporary Dublin and the beautiful West of Ireland. Romantic fiction with a dash of Irish humour.
The Mandrake Root will be published in the autumn of 2018. A tale of possession, jealousy and magic, this psychological horror is set in contemporary and Victorian Britain.