Dad would be proud

Great news! I had an article published in the Weekly Telegraph online edition. Read it here. My Dad was a lifelong Telegraph reader so he would have been very proud! (Do read the comments too – quite an argument got going!) I also translated a poem about Creuse Masons for my other website, www.bloginfrance.com. I’m… Continue reading Dad would be proud

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Apologies

Just a quick apology if you visited this page in the last few days and found nothing here. Chris was transferring our websites to a new server. All done, so back to normal imminently with some new posts.

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SWOTting up and Pitching

Right, the preliminary challenge before starting the 31 day challenge to build a better blog was to do a SWOT analysis – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.So here goes for my very new blog: Strengths: I’m an editor and also a published author so I know quite a lot about writing and publishing. I have… Continue reading SWOTting up and Pitching

Three cheers for Lucy

In my career as an editor, both in-house but mainly freelance, I must have worked with hundreds of authors on hundreds of books. But I have to say that the nicest author I’ve ever come across is Lucy Hamill. Lucy, a retired teacher and department head, has written some wonderful French textbooks for Edco in… Continue reading Three cheers for Lucy

Friday Round Up

To keep me on my toes, I’m going to do a round up of the week’s writing I’ve done every Friday. Life has got in the way a bit this week with two sick kids and trips to health clinics, but enough of excuses. I’ve done quite a bit of writing none the less. Just… Continue reading Friday Round Up

August Challenge

This August is going to be a big month for us. On the 9th, Chris and I celebrate our silver wedding anniversary, and on the 13th, it will be five years since we arrived here. We’re having a big party on the 7th to jointly mark these occasions. Actually, I mean huge! And I’ve set… Continue reading August Challenge

Books Are Cool is back

Books Are Cool, my books and writing website – me being Stephanie Dagg – is back. It started out back in 1996 when I began my authoring career as a children’s writer in Ireland. The site was aimed at kids with online stories they could contribute to, games, colouring pages, and poems and competitions. A… Continue reading Books Are Cool is back