New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. She’s honored by the enthusiastic readers who tell her that her books make the world a happier place to live. Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She’s there for the coffee, not the weather.
1. A Fool’s Gold Christmas features Evie and Dante, two characters who bond over their tragic pasts and their dislike for the Christmas Season. Are you a big Christmas person like the citizens of Fool’s Gold, or do you fall closer to Evie and Dante on that scale?
I love Christmas! Let me rephrase: I loooooooooove Christmas!!!!! Every year, I get myself into the holiday spirit by reading holiday romances, starting in October and going all the way through the end of the year. I cut my teeth writing category romances, and when I was lucky enough to have a November or December release, I squealed because it meant that I could immerse myself in Christmas traditions while writing.
Aside from the Stryker brothers? I think he and Tucker Janack (Only His, Fool’s Gold book 6) would get along great. Like Dante, Tucker is a professional man with a bit of a bad boy in him. These are men who love adventure, and who love strong, independent women.
3. Evie is the baby of the four Stryker siblings, you’ve also written about the large Hendrix Family, and Pia and Raoul already have a large family of their own, Is there a reason you focus on such large families?
I’m an only child, so writing about large families is sort of fantasy fulfillment to me. Growing up, I was always a little jealous of my friends with large families. (And they were always a little jealous of me. You know how that goes!)
4. What’s next for Fool’s Gold? (Please tell us that you have LOTS in the future for our favorite town!!)
In 2013, a group of ex-military men are moving to Fool’s Gold to open a bodyguard academy. One of the men is Ford Hendrix, who is leaving his post as a Navy SEAL to return to his hometown… where his mother and triplet sisters are eager to find him a wife. Poor Ford doesn’t know what he’s in for! The 2013 Fool’s Gold books will be:
JUST ONE KISS (June 2013)
TWO OF A KIND (July 2013)
THREE LITTLE WORDS (August 2013)
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Although Susan couldn’t be with us today – she’s busy working on Ford’s book – she has offered to give away a Fool’s Gold travel mug to a random commenter who is on her mailing list. (U.S. only) If you’re not on her mailing list yet, just click the link above to sign up, then come back here to tell us that you did!
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