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 blogging regularly about life in west Cornwall, with updates from our dog Bonnie, the very Cornish cockapoo.
West End Gal: my latest blog posts
Are you one of those people who gets excited by the arrival of a New Year? Me too, despite the uncertainties and horrors that haunt the world stage. Let’s face it, most people are fundamentally good even though the bad ones usually punch well above their weight – often literally. So here’s to 2017, whatever […]
There’s been a bit of a gap between the last blog and this one. Blame the building work, visitors and writing deadlines. A feeble excuse I know, but life really has been extra busy recently. Take the builders. They’ve been a great bunch and have done a fantastic job. Like anything in life, a good […]
You know the summer is coming to an end when west Cornwall gets even busier – and this year we’re talking mega busy. The late August Bank Holiday is always the most popular time for visitors, a chance to get in that last break before the schools go back and the start of autumn. Yikes, […]
Last week the summer weather arrived and for a few days it felt like we were back in sunny Bermuda – that special place where we stayed for a year in 2011/12. In the hotter weather living by the sea has distinct advantages. The cooling sea breeze is welcome but with it comes a rise […]
It’s been a week of highs and lows, stunning beauty tainted with images of mindless violence. Hubby and me had a fantastic five day trip to the historic city of Porto, famous for its incredible architecture and – of course – the Port vino that goes so well with cheese. We stayed close to the […]
It’s the question that always comes up whenever someone asks: ‘And what do you do?’ With a combo of journalist, TV producer and writer, this reply is then followed by: ‘Have you worked with any celebrities then?’ Truth is, yes. Quite a few well known on-screen TV reporters/presenters along with actors and writers. I’ve been […]
Well, it’s finally done. The follow-up Novella to ‘Dear Mr DJ’ is now written and after getting proof copies printed, it will be off to my three test readers for their verdicts. If all goes to plan, it should be out by the beginning of May. In the meantime, after a lot of playing around […]
There’s been a longer than usual gap between this blog and the last – my excuse, it’s been a busy time! First a trip ‘oop North’ to see family, friends and to meet with my co-author/book collaborator. Then trying to complete the second of the ‘Dilemma Novella’ series, along with a new short story. Throw […]
The first full week of the New Year is always a weird one. Trying to get back into work mode after the Christmas celebrations, taking down the decorations and remembering t0 wish people Happy 2016 – usually ad nauseum. Then there are all those predictable ads for diets and keeping fit, after weeks of being […]
“I haven’t got time to do voluntary work” I heard someone say recently. Hmm. Maybe they should have replaced those words with “I don’t want to do…” Which is absolutely fine. That’s the whole point. It’s voluntary. Yet some of the busiest people around do find time and that’s because they get huge satisfaction from […]