Long, long ago — more precisely, in February 2006 — an author named Carole Wilkinson contacted me about one of the translations on my web page on Medieval Women and warfare: https://booksrus.me.uk/hn/HistoricalTexts/Women/wom5.htm#other_sources
The translation in question was an episode from the story of Floriant et Florete, in which a young noblewoman named Florete kills a dragon which attacks her and her husband. When the dragon knocks her husband down, Florete picks up his lance and kills the dragon.
The question was: did Florete actually kill the dragon? (Yes!) The translations were originally set up for my students, so I was pleased to learn that they were proving useful to a wider readership. I sent Carole a full translation of the relevant passage and some details about the story. A year later she contacted me to explain that she was writing ‘a dragon encyclopedia for children’ and asked some more questions, which I tried to answer. Carole wrote back with thanks.
And then … I heard no more. Was the book ever published? What became of the material on Florete? A few years later I searched on Amazon and discovered that a book had come out, but was already out of print — so I’d missed the chance of buying a copy.
From time to time I’ve remembered Florete and wondered whether she made it into the dragon encyclopedia. Finding an old email trail is difficult and takes time. However, today I found my old translation, traced the old emails and discovered Carole Wilkinson’s webpage. Florete made it! What’s more, Carole Wilkinson acknowledges my help: http://carolewilkinson.com.au/research/dragon-companion-bibliography/ — for which I’m very grateful.
It took that younger me many hours to produce the translation and email answers, so I’m glad that Florete got published in the end.