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
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 […]
To describe last month as a ‘busy’ one is putting it mildly. A new book launch at the start of #Indie Author Week UK, a magazine anniversary feature, swapping interviews with fellow author Jude Lennon, research work and remote meetings – well all I can say is ‘phew’! Now it is time to pause and […]
You are best known for your children’s books but you have also written a short story collection ‘A Slice of Lennon’. How hard was it making the transition from children’s writing to creating stories for adults? My writing group ‘The Revolting Peasants’ gave me an additional challenge one month – I couldn’t write for children. […]
Depending on whether you are an optimist or pessimist, the saying ‘May you live in interesting times’, is a blessing or a curse. Well no-one could describe these lockdown times as anything but ‘interesting’ with commentators struggling to find distinctive ways to sum up this new world – ‘unprecedented’ has taken a pounding, as has […]
To say that Motor Home ownership is a steep learning curve is putting it mildly. Just when you think you are getting to grips with all things MoHo, up pops another problem to get your head around. Still, learning new stuff is good for the brain and there is nothing like being able to set […]
Blame it on the rain. There is no getting away from it, Moho travel and relentless rain do not go together – hence the gap from my last blog post. As soon as we got a break from the rain we were off, this time staying in Cornwall with trips to the fishing villages of […]