Character Floss

“Character Floss” offers a sneak peek into unique, relatable, compelling characters– and the writers who create them. An entertaining and frank deep dive into the psyche and quirks of authors and their characters.

Maddie Margarita

Maddie Margarita is a writer, speaker and literary talent wrangler. A corporate executive and business owner, she left the “real world” to care for her aging parents. It was here she re-discovered her passion for fiction. A love affair born of intricately crafted absentee notes and “creative” resumes and fueled by a primal need to make people laugh.

Maddie is the host of Lit Up!OC, a popular writer’s salon in Orange County, CA., and CHARACTER FLOSS – the podcast – an entertaining deep dive into compelling characters and the authors who create them.

When not writing, talking about writing, or shopping her latest book, Maddie sits on the Boards of Sisters in Crime OC and the Southern California Writers Association. Her short stories appear in IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY CALIFORNIA – an anthology of short fiction. Information about Maddie’s writing, and events, can be found at