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
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 […]
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indieauthorweekuk You are a writer, photographer and draw too – quite a ‘polymath’! Tell us how you manage to combine these things… – It’s lovely to be called a ‘polymath’! It’s interesting actually, because all can be linked together with the common goal of telling a story – so they have more in common than […]
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indieauthorweekuk You are best known for your children’s books but you have been working on your first full length novel for ‘grown-ups’. Tell us a bit about that. – ‘Kintsugi’ (working title) is a contemporary fiction with an historical twist. The main character has a well ordered, normal life which is turned upside down by […]
The one thing this Covid pandemic has taught us is to appreciate life’s small pleasures. Meeting with a few friends for drinks outdoors, an al fresco meal (wearing several layers!), heading off for a road trip to somewhere different. Our increased appreciation of these little but important aspects of life is one of the good […]
Here we are then – just about to come out of lockdown 2 with a mix of optimism and trepidation. Hopefully good news on the Covid-19 vaccine front but not before the prospect of a few tough winter months ahead. The odds of a hard lockdown 3 immediately after Christmas? That’s down to how we […]
Well September was supposed involve a motor home visit to the west coast of France but with the current Covid restrictions those plans had to be ditched. So instead it was back to Wales and we managed to fit in our road trip just before a large part of that beautiful country also went into […]