USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott writes sweet romance and romantic women's fiction.
A lifelong resident of Small Town America, she invites readers into her world to find out what’s hidden just below the surface of those tiny dots barely visible on the map. Romance, mystery, and the journey to be one's best self are all part of a day in her neighborhood. Readers have commented that they'd like to move to the imaginary towns Magdalena writes about, which she takes as high praise indeed.
Magdalena is a practicing minimalist, having downsized from a 3,000 square foot house to a studio apartment, where her Giant Closet continues to resist taming. When not writing at home, she loves to travel--carry on baggage only--and is always pleasantly surprised at the kindness of strangers.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Southern Indiana, and quite literally have been writing about small town life since I learned the magic of cursive back in second grade. I wrote many letters to friends and relatives, and particularly an aunt and uncle in the Los Angeles, CA area always wrote back. They told me I wrote interesting letters, when all I did was write about my little life in my little town. I suppose my aunt and uncle were my first 5-star reviewers.
Tell us about your Serendipity, Indiana series.
Serendipity is a place where unexpected things happen--good things, for the most part. Before I wrote the first story in the series, "Small Town Christmas," I knew there would be several other books to follow, and I knew who and what some of the books would be about. Before I even got that book published, my beta readers were asking about one of the minor characters, Emily, who was in a car wreck. They wanted to know what happened to her, and that led to the long process of writing "Emily's Dreams." I say long because Emily's story was quite a journey for her, and for me. Doing Emily's story second changed the story order, but sometimes you just have to be flexible. So it turns out that Serendipity's surprises aren't just for the characters, or the readers...they're also for the author. Hey, I like surprises, as long as they're happy ones!
Maureen McClain and Damien Phillips had a perfect relationship for a few weeks. Then Maureen discovered something about Damien she couldn’t forgive, and his life took a drastic turn. Falling in love was easy the first time they met. With help from the McClains, can they overcome the past, to create a future for themselves and for the Damien’s baby daughter?
USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott brings you eight first chapters from The McClains of Legend, Tennessee small town romance series, along with a recipe suggested by each book. It’s a fun new way for Legend fans to re-visit the town, and for newcomers to get a taste--literally--of the simple pleasures awaiting them in these clean, wholesome stories of love, family, and home.
A light paranormal, second chance Halloween romance: Nick Marshall has a hole in his soul, and Jacqueline must help him find the missing piece. Their teenage history in the gossipy town of Serendipity, Indiana compounds the situation, as Jacquie’s visit to help her injured mother turns into something more. Her gift is needed here, but she won’t put her family in the spotlight by staying.
Francie Standish Carrington and husband Brad are spending Christmas in her hometown of Serendipity, but it's no vacation. There are marital problems, career decisions, and a major change on the horizon for the Standish family Christmas tree farm.
Can Francie find a way through all this, to a happy ending for anyone?
CHRISTMAS CHARM (A SHORT STORY)
Anne McClain Bradley is hosting her son Christopher and his girlfriend Meg for a small town Christmas, but absolutely nothing goes as planned. As it turns out, that is a very, very good thing.
~ There's no chance for happiness when your least favorite person is the love of your life. ~
1978: Eli McClain is in Legend, Tennessee, as an honored guest, and everybody but Jeannie Adams is thrilled about it. She doesn’t want to see his smug, handsome face, or be reminded of the kiss they shared right before he abandoned the small town they both called home.
~ Trying to escape their painful past, Anne and Pete move to the middle of nowhere...and find each other. ~
Legend, Tennessee has a way of healing broken hearts, no matter how longstanding the brokenness. But first one must believe in possibilities...for second chances, and for moving forward with hope.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott: BUILDING A DREAM (Book #4 in The McClains of Legend, Tennessee series)
One month to build a dream, or to watch it die. It's a renovation project that will change their lives.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott: CHRISTMAS COLLISION (McClains of Legend, Tennessee - Book 2)
Snowbound in a remote mountain cabin, Rebecca and David can't wait to be rescued. But the help they both need most is each other.
Spend the holidays in Legend, Tennessee with this sweet romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott...
She needs a new life, he's determined to keep the status quo. If they don't compromise, the whole town loses. And they'll both miss out on a second chance at love.