Maggie Fogarty, author
Hi, I’m Maggie Fogarty, pleased to meet you!
Thanks for stopping by at my website. You can find out more about me and my books here. I’ll be doing regular blogs about my life and work, with updates from our dog Bonnie, the very Cornish cockapoo.
West End Gal: my latest blog posts
Many of us treasure memories of a key person, event or simply a ‘thing’ that caused us to take a particular path in our working or personal lives. Someone or something igniting a spark, generating enthusiasm and energy, taking us in a direction that we may not have thought possible. When talking about influential people, […]
The term ‘portfolio’ career has been much in vogue recently – the idea of having several separate or interconnecting work roles. For many of us this is nothing new and as someone who has always worn several hats – ‘Television Producer’, ‘Print Journalist’, ‘University Visiting Editor/ Associate’, ‘Broadcast Mentor’, ‘Author’ – how to answer when […]
People often talk about ‘sliding door’ moments to describe pivotal life events that could go one way or the other. (The ‘Sliding Doors’ film is a firm favourite). It’s also one of the themes in my current writing project and has led me to look back at my own sliding door moments. Over the years […]
It’s been a while since my last blog post – a busy year! – and having just got back from a 17 day Motorhome trip to France, thought I’d share a few memories of our stay there. This time we travelled from Folkestone via Eurotunnel and I used my new Irish passport for the first […]
As my friend often says, ‘time is elastic’. You can stretch it out to fit your priorities and he hates it when people say ‘I haven’t got the time’. His response: ‘Well go and make it!’ To some extent he is right – you can often pack more into a day if you really want […]
Has the world of TV gone overboard in its extensive coverage of all things Devon and Cornwall? Wearing my television production hat, I’ll come back to that question – but first a bit of news about our recent Motor Home road trip, the first long journey away since March 2020. Although we love living in […]
‘What extactly is an indie author?’ a friend asked when I told her I was taking part in the recent #indieauthorweekuk, a series of events aimed at independent writers. Trust me, it is a question I’ve also asked myself especially when faced with the uphill task of marketing and getting your books ‘out there’ in […]
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indieauthorweekuk Tell us about your ‘Miss Ruby Heart’ character – a cute talking toy Spaniel. – Miss Ruby Heart is a King Charles spaniel character from my book ‘Young Ebenezer ~ A New Christmas Carol’. She is the Ghost of Christmas Past and along with a magical clock called ‘Grandfather Time’ they try to help […]
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indieauthorweekuk You do a broad range of writing which includes detective novels, time travel and children’s books. A tough one, but which genre is your ‘favourite’? All my non-childrens books are set in the past which I love as it allows me to learn more about the time in which it is based. My books […]
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indieauthorweekuk Tell us about your latest children’s book ‘Magical Tales from the Woodpecker Tree’. – The book is the third in a series that began with ‘Tales from the Woodpecker Tree’ published in 2017, followed by ‘Christmas Tales from the Woodpecker Tree’ in 2018. Each book is a collection of short stories, many of which […]