Blog Tour ~ Finding Magdalena by Shannon Condon ~ Interview

Blog Tour ~ Finding Magdalena by Shannon Condon ~ Interview

Morning all,

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Finding Magdalena by Shannon Condon! I was delighted when I had the chance to participate in this tour, so thanks to Austin Macauley Publishing for the opportunity.

For today’s post I got book and author information, but I also was able to ask the author 5 questions!

Shall we get started?

When freshman Maggie Curran receives news of her parents’ death, her world is shattered. She leans on best friend, Graham, for support and organizes her world to cope with her loss. Excelling in her studies and music, there’s little time for social life until her new roommate, Sarah, arrives. Bubbly and extraverted, she’s the opposite of shy Maggie and the two become fast friends. But a Thanksgiving trip to Sarah’s home begins a chain of events which will follow Maggie well past her high school graduation. Is she strong enough to face another tragedy?

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About the author:

Shannon Condon resides in North Carolina with her three sons. She graduated from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. She fell in love with Southern Spain researching the book and hopes to retire there someday.

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Interview! Thanks to the author for answering my questions. 🙂

-How often does the ending of your book surprise you?

The ending never surprises me because, even with an outline before I begin, the story changes as I write it. I do get very excited when I come up with the ending. I can’t wait for others to read the book and see if they will be surprised!

-What’s a romance trope you hate?

I hate when authors state the two characters look into each other’s eyes and fall instantly in love. I believe in romance, but I am a bit more of a realist.

-What is your favourite childhood book?

My favourite book from childhood, that I still love, is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. It was the first book I completely lost myself in. It made me want to write books that has the same effect on people.

-Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?

There are parts of me woven into every book. They are not overt but hidden amongst the words. People who know me have asked me questions about the book and I know they have found me among the pages.

-Can you tell us about your writing process?

I like to develop ideas and story lines in my head before I ever start typing. Once I feel I have a good plot and character development, I will start typing. I always start on the first page and end on the last. I don’t skip around with different chapters. I want the book to unfold for me as it does for the reader. Often, when I am finished, the book has changed quite a bit since my original story line. That is the beauty of writing. You can be as creative as you want and let the characters lead you where they want to go.


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3 thoughts on “Blog Tour ~ Finding Magdalena by Shannon Condon ~ Interview

    1. You’re welcome! Thanks, and if I get an invitation/see a sign up to a Blitz or Blog Tour for your sequel, I will be sure to sign up/participate. 🙂

  1. “There are parts of me woven into every book.” A very profound statement… I think that’s what makes a good book excellent! After all, the author is then writing about someone they know intimately… their own self, thus giving realism to the narrative.

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