All About Magdalen

You would think after a degree in Philosophy and a law degree that I'd be done with higher education. But my passion to tell better stories pushed me to get an MFA in creating writing. That means that even as my husband and I are publishing my contemporary legal romances, I'm working on a thriller with a romantic subplot. Truth is, I never worked this hard as a lawyer!

Magdalen's Info

2012 GH Finaling Category
Single Title

2012 GH Finaling Manuscript

Magdalen's Fun Facts

I’m famous for having two British husbands. My current husband, Ross Beresford (aka Brit Hub 2.1), is a computer software developer and professional proofreader. My ex-husband, Henry Blanco White (aka Brit Hub 1.0), is a intellectual property attorney. They both accompanied me to the Golden Heart Awards ceremony, where–if I’d won–I’d have thanked them profusely. No joke: I had to have two happy marriages before I could write a good love story.

Mary Balogh’s Christmas Novels: Greenery & Forgiveness Abound!

Mary Balogh is a comfort read author for me—perfect for when I need solid stories well told. Needing some pre-holiday cheer, I recently read several of her Christmas-themed romances. Now’s the perfect time to discover her interplay of 19th century British Christmas practices and beliefs with her own romantic notions. First of all, kudos to […]


11 Things Writers Need

I had major surgery recently. While I was recuperating—and still on painkillers—someone posted a link to a useful article on the 11 things every author’s website should have. Only the drugs had clearly addled my brain, because I clicked on the link thinking it would tell me 11 things every writer should have. When that […]


Fiction Fridays: The Invite – Part 2

Welcome to Fiction Fridays! We aim to give you a short bite of fiction every week – something you can enjoy during your lunch hour – but with a twist: You pick the idea for the next installment! To catch up on the story so far, read The Invite – Part 1 (by Terri Osburn). […]