Sunday, May 16, 2010

Here It Is!

Welcome, friends!!!

At long last, I've started a personal blog. I've been around the blogging world for awhile, posting around cyberspace on friends' blogs or on group blogs, but I never had a place of my own to call home.

I still don't know if I've done everything right in creating the blog. I suspect that I'll look down on my keyboard any minute now and see a few spare parts that didn't get used in the assembly of the thing.

Why mudpies and magnolias?

Just wanted something that meant "southern" to me, something that was both messy and pretty, black and white, and just about everything in between. I am from coastal Georgia, freelance for our weekly newspaper, and teach a yoga class for our fledgling YMCA. And I write books.

Nothing better than getting paid to make stuff up.

Anyway, I've officially taken the plunge. My shingle is out there in cyberspace.

Maggie Toussaint
MUDDY WATERS and ON THE NICKEL under contract


  1. Congrats, Maggie. You did a great job. It's not messy and it's very pretty. It also displays well your books. I'll bookmark it.

  2. Oh, darn, Mona beat me to it. I wanted to be the first commentor on your brand new blog. I would also like to be the first Follower--but I cannot do it right. Honestly, I've tried to Follow several bloggers, and I mess it up somehow. Maggie, "You done good, sugar." Your tag is perfect, just right for you. Now, if you'll add the links to all your book covers so each one will take me directly to that buy page, you'll be all fixed up.Congratulations! Celia

  3. Congratulations, Maggie! I love the name of your blog. When I lived in North Carolina, I had a huge magnolia tree in my front yard. I still miss it, so whenever I see or hear the word I'm ready hooked. Can't wait to read more of your musings.

  4. Thank you, Celia, Mona, and Keena for stopping by and checking out my new blog. I keep walking around in here, bumping into the walls as I gawk at everything.

    I think I set it up for a click on the cover to lead you to a buy link, but I can see now that that is a bit too subtle. Will have to figure out how to fix that.

    So excited to be here!!!

  5. I see a girl in a straw hat, a summer dress and wellington boots. Purfick! Suits you, Magggie. Well done! :)


  6. Oooh, I like what you did with the covers and telling people to click. Guess I was being too subtle, too. Thanks for the heads up, Celia, and welcome to the cyber-neighborhood, Maggie. I'll be a follower, too.

  7. Love the blog and the name! Very suthern lol I'm bilingual having one foot in Alabama and one foot in Pennsylvania, so I totally get the name. Will I see you at Disney World in July? I hope so!

  8. How wonderful, Maggie! It looks great and now I can link to you. :-)


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