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‘Even as a child I would draw pictures of cats and mice with blood pouring out of them’ – horror writer Iseult Murphy

Iseult Murphy (41) from Louth has self-published four books and says dark and macabre stories help us confront our deepest fears

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Iseult Murphy, pictured at her writing desk, has loved horror stories since she was a child. Photos: Gerry Mooney

Iseult Murphy, pictured at her writing desk, has loved horror stories since she was a child. Photos: Gerry Mooney

Writer Iseult Murphy

Writer Iseult Murphy

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Iseult Murphy, pictured at her writing desk, has loved horror stories since she was a child. Photos: Gerry Mooney

‘I’m the youngest of 10 and we’re very much a literary family. My mother published five kids’ books when I was a teenager, my sister is an author, as are some of my uncles and my aunts.

Writing has always been part of my life but there’s no one in my family who’s into horror like I am.


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