Find a Happy Ending in Susan Mallery’s Fools Gold, CA!

by Olga Kwak, Harlequin Blogger

Despite the fact that I run the Harlequin Blog, I must admit: I am not a writer.  Sure, I’ve been writing all my life, but, let’s face it—if I were pressed to write a full-length novel I would probably break down and cry trying to come up with a plot outline.

So I definitely admire our authors who can not only plot a novel, but create interesting characters and places that transport readers to the very corners of the world.  Take for instance author Susan Mallery, whose new miniseries Fools Gold begins this month with Chasing PerfectSusan stopped by not too long ago to introduce the series and invite readers to her Facebook launch party for the Fools Gold, California website.

And here’s the site now!

Learn about the fictional town Susan’s created—there’s a timeline, news/events section where you can leave comments, a great Who’s Who section that includes pictures and descriptions of the characters (or should I say townspeople!) of Fools Gold, and lots of fun stuff like postcards, a cookbook and even a knitting pattern. You can even read an excerpt from chapter one and two of Chasing Perfect in the bookstore section.

We think the web site is awesome—have you ever been tempted to look for something similar after reading a book? Or has it ever led you to reading the book after discovering the web site? Let us and Susan, who frequently stops by, know!

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    May 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

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  2. Susan Mallery
    May 11, 2010 at 10:32 am


    I’m thrilled that you like the Fool’s Gold website. We had a lot of fun putting it together. We’re adding to it all the time. In fact, we just added a video to the FGTV page – me being interviewed on live TV in Indianapolis! (Just returned from book tour.)

    Don’t miss the free cookbook and free knitting pattern!


  3. Carole Fiore-Abshire
    May 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I loved the first book Chasing Perfect, it was a cute love story about a girl and a comeback bicycle rider and a town that wanted more men to come live in the own. Its was just a fun book to read.

  4. Marcie
    May 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    How fun! I took a quick peek.
    I know Janet Evanovich is doing something similar for “The Burg”. It’s neat to ‘see’ the author’s outlook on their town.
    After I read a good book, I do go to the author’s site to look around.

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