Friday, November 28, 2008

A little about Magdalena

Since this is my first post on the Resplendence authors' group blog, I guess I should introduce myself. Try not to yawn--at least, not so loudly that I can hear it. Okay?

Well, this is me. I write books. And I love doing it! What's that you say? My post has to be longer than five lines? Well...maybe I could go into a little more detail.

I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Resplendence Publishing family. RP has taken a chance on me, you know. Although I'm not young, I'm very new to the publishing business. My stories have been described as "just enough spice, but the lid's still on the jar." And for some reason my writing "voice" includes a certain amount of dry humor. Not sure how that happened.

My current titles are Midnight in Legend, TN, a novella in the LADIES OF LEGEND: FINDING HOME anthology, and Christmas Collision, a novella in the anthology A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS. The Legend book series is written by Maddie James, Jan Scarbrough, Janet Eaves, and me. We're excited to see that our imaginary town of Legend, Tennessee is becoming real to our readers, as it has to us. People have said to me many times, "I want to go to Legend!" or "I want to stay in the B&B!" I consider that pretty high praise. We have a lovely website dedicated just to our town and its stories. Take a stroll through Legend, Tennessee.

My other current title with Resplendence is The Blank Book. It is also contemporary romance, but with a paranormal element...The Blank Book itself. There are several funny moments, too. Like the way Alice's poor husband died. I actually killed him off a couple of different ways before I settled on...well, best not to tell, I suppose. Just a hint: There are donkeys involved.
Here's the book blurb:

Forty-year-old Alice Williams has always lived in tiny Quidnunc, Indiana. After the sudden death of her husband, she finally decides to take control of her life. She quits her dead-end job, and strikes out in a new career. Everything seems to be going fine…until she discovers she is writing the story of her life.

is having the same dream every night, reliving a kiss she wrote into a silly romance novella. And in the dream she’s kissing her favorite action hero movie star, Robert Diamond. Too bad he’ll never show up on her front doorstep!

Thousands of miles away, Robert is having the same dream as Alice, and wants it to stop. He can’t learn his lines for a new film—he’s too distracted by the amazing kiss they share in their sleep. After he tracks her down, they set about trying to discover why the story Alice wrote in a blank notebook has hijacked both their dreams. And how to make it stop, so they can go back to their regularly scheduled lives.

The Blank Book. What would you do if you could write your future?

If you go to the dictionary and look up the word quidnunc, the name of Alice's hometown, you will see one of the problems she has with the craziness going on in her life.

That's definitely enough about me. But as a reward, if you suffered through all this, you can take the rest of the day off. Put your feet up. a book!


For more information about me, go to:
My website


I also blog at

Welcome to Magdalenaville


Minnette Meador said...

What a great post, Mag! I'm looking forward to reading the anthologies, but Blank Books sounds wonderful. It's nice to learn a little more about you...M:)

Magdalena Scott said...

Thanks for dropping my, Minnette. THE BLANK BOOK is very dear to me, and I'm glad it sounds wonderful to you.

So... You made it all the way to the end of my post!?!

Well, then! Enjoy your day off!



Magdalena Scott said...

Of course I *meant* to say thanks for dropping *BY*, Minnette. I think I'm still suffering from the soporific effects of yesterday's turkey dinner.

I probably should not be blogging, or operating a motor vehicle, today.


Maddie James said...

Great post, Magdalena. Hey, I didn't know that was what quidnunc meant! I thought you made that up. Ha! Perfect.


Magdalena Scott said...


Thanks for taking the time to look it up in a dictionary! I started with a thesaurus in order to choose the town's name. Twisted, huh?

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