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Magdalen Braden

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in The United States
February 15, 1956




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In her series of sexy contemporary romances, The Blackjack Quartet, Magdalen Braden writes about lawyers, judges, law students, paralegals … an entire fictional Philadelphia legal community, in fact. Hey, she left her legal career to return to her first love, romance writing, so it makes sense she'd write about the law. As she puts it, "I needed a day job to quit, so I went to law school."

Be glad she doesn't draw on her other professional experiences, which include failed caterer, failed daycare administrator, failed editorial assistant, and failed hearing tester in a flour mill.

Magdalen writes about Philadelphia because she went to law school there, practiced there, and even has a British patent attorney ex-husband still living in the Vict

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What to Read When You're Writing

I got a delightful email today from Heather Ashby, a fellow Firebird. She's reading Love in Reality and enjoying it. "It's a lovely oasis between writing/tweaking/polishing my own manuscripts..."

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"Blackjack & Moonlight was a really cute book! I really enjoyed it!

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“A good lawyer knows the law. A great lawyer knows the judge.”
Magdalen Braden, Blackjack & Moonlight

“Why did he have to have such a dry sense of humor? She'd liked talking to him, even when she could tell he was thinking about his alleged feelings for her. That look of his--the one which meant he was comparing her to a summer's day or something--should make him seem like an awkward teenager. It didn't. And she wasn't sure why not.”
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