By Quinn Clancy There’s a strange and all too common occurrence for Irish readers when they’ve picked up a lot of urban fantasy. They’ll be enjoying the book, fascinated by the various takes on mythology and fantastical spirits when suddenly they’ll come to a part where an Irish creature or person will start speaking their … Continue reading Gaelic vs Gaeilge
By Ellen Brickley Leonardo da Vinci was punk. Bear with me. He was born outside of wedlock and received little formal schooling. Apprenticed to master painter Verrocchio, legend has it that the master laid down his paintbrush when he saw how well Leonardo had painted the robes of an angel in The Baptism of Christ … Continue reading Clockpunk
By Quinn Clancy I love talking about craft; structures, beats, tips, and tools. I can bore the best of people with my talk about it, but I’ve been advised that probably isn’t the best way to make friends. So I’ve been advised to try blogs to let it all out. Today I want to bring … Continue reading Sentence Craft
By Ellen Brickley Decopunk is one of the more glittery punk genres, inspired by the technological innovation and decadence of the interwar period of the twentieth century. Some writers consider Decopunk a subset of Dieselpunk, which focuses on the same time period but deals with the heavier tech of locomotives, early air travel, machine guns, … Continue reading Decopunk
Róisín Tuohy currently lives in Waterford and works in the motor industry when not writing. She has worked in journalism and has had short stories published in a number of anthologies. She hopes to finish a novel someday and not have it live in a drawer forever more. Róisín has been a member of Cupán Fae for 4 years and has contributed to the Fiercepunk anthology.
Colm Dodd is an engineer by day and a writer by night, originally from Bray in Co. Wicklow. He first contracted the writing bug in primary school with the Write-a-Book competitions. His writing mostly touches on the sci-fi, fantasy, crime, and post-apocalyptic genres. Colm has been a member of Cupán Fae for 2 years and has contributed to Cupán Fae Anthologies: Fierce New World and Fiercepunk.
Paul Carroll is a writer and comic creator from Dublin. His work primarily focuses on the extraordinary, be that through magic, science or just downright chaotic. His obsessions include tea, foxes and spreadsheets. He is a founding member of both Limit Break Comics and Cupán Fae. He has contributed to Cupán Fae Anthologies: Dublin's Fierce City, Fierce Mighty, Fierce New World, Fierce & Proud and Fiercepunk.
Kat Dodd is an American transplant that escaped from a small town in Arkansas right between Toad Suck, Pickles Gap, and Wooster. The first story they ever wrote was in a purple crayon in their journal, and Kat hasn't stopped writing since. Kat is a co-organiser of Cupán Fae and has been a member for almost 4 years and has contributed to anthologies: Dublin's Fierce City, Fierce Mighty, Fierce New World, and Fierce & Proud.
Caitríona O’Malley is a writer from Kildare. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from UCD and has been published in Hot Press, the UCD anthology Bridges Between, the zines This Is Not Where I Belong and The Runt, and the literary journal Paper Lanterns. She’s currently working on her first novel. Caitríona has been a member of Cupán Fae for 10 months and has contributed to the Fierce & Proud anthology.
Mark Kielty is from Dublin. His favourite sports are hurling and basketball and he also volunteers as a basketball coach with the Special Olympics. He loves YA, Fantasy and Sci-Fi novels. Mark has been a member of Cupán Fae for two and a half years and has contributed to Cupán Fae Anthologies: Dublin's Fierce City, Fierce Mighty, Fierce New World, and Fierce & Proud.