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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Author Interview with Susan Mallery

Today on My Overstuffed Bookshelf I am pleased to share an interview with you with best selling author Susan Mallery!  As you can tell, if you have been reading my blog, I have been reading and reviewing her books for you alot lately.  Her books are such wonderful books, that I asked her if she would be willing to do an interview and she agreed to one! WOOHOO! So lets get started!

1.  Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a romance writer and a romance reader. One of the fundamental truths in which I believe is that love exists, and it can last forever. So I write stories about the courtship period that every happy couple goes through when they first get together. And it never, never gets old. The first heated glance, the first kiss… they still make my breath catch in my throat.

2.  Can you tell us a little about what your next book is about?

Chasing Perfect is the first book in my new Fool’s Gold series and will be released on April 27. Fool’s Gold is a Sierra Nevada winery town in California. The town has everything – quaint boutiques, a fascinating history, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

The only thing Fool’s Gold doesn’t have is enough men. And it’s City Planner Charity Jones’s job to attract more men to town. One of the few men who did stick around was world-famous cyclist turned local businessman Josh Golden. The mayor asks him to help Charity, but he’d be a lot more helpful if he weren’t so sexy, and his kisses weren’t so… distracting.

3.  In your Bakery sisters series, you featured a character that was deaf? I have a daughter who is deaf and I was wondering if you based this character on somebody in real life?
Yes, I do have a family member who is deaf. While the character isn't based on that person, she was inspired by our relationship.

4.  When you sit down to write, what are 3 things that you must have?
An extensive outline, my computer, and… honestly, I can’t think of a third thing. And the computer is debatable because I would write longhand if I didn’t have the computer. I suppose the third thing could be silence. I’m not a writer who can work with music or TV in the background. In order for me to focus on my characters, I need to be able to block out the world.

5.  Do you have any websites that fans can keep up with you and your books? Twitter?
My website is www.SusanMallery.com, and I would love to invite fans to join the Members Only area. It’s free, and it takes about 30 seconds to join. Anyone can go to the site to read free excerpts of my books, but Members get to read two chapters for free instead of just one. Members also get to play games, do puzzles, and they’ll receive an email when I have a new book out or I’m in their area for a book signing.

I’m also very active on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SusanMallery
) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/SusanMallery). If you fan me or follow me, please take a minute to say hi! The best part of my day is hearing from readers!

Happy reading!

New York Times Bestselling Author

Come to Fool's Gold, the Land of Happy Endings!

Chasing Perfect, May 2010
Almost Perfect, July 2010
Finding Perfect, September 2010

Join my Members Only area for free games, excerpts, and sneak peeks into upcoming books. www.SusanMallery.com



Blogger Deb said...

I love reading Susan's books. I was excited to see this interview pop up on my google reader. Thanks so much!

April 3, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Virginia C said...

Hi, Susan and Amy! Susan, I am a great fan of yours! I have the complete series of both "Bakery Sisters" and "Lone Star Sisters", and many of your single titles. I am really looking forward to your new "Fool's Gold" series! I visited your "Fool's Gold" website, and I downloaded the cookbook. Super recipes!

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

April 3, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm a fan too. Love the Buchanans and the rest of Susan's books. Very glad to see the new series!

April 3, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger SusanMallery said...

Thanks so much for having me here today, Amy! I've really enjoyed reading your reviews, and I'm thrilled that you loved the Buchanan series.

Deb, Thank you!

Virginia, I'm so glad you like the cookbook. (For those who don't know, the Fool's Gold website is www.foolsgoldca.com. In addition to the cookbook, I'm offering a free knitting pattern for the cutest puppet in the world, which is based on the cutest dog in the world - mine! You'll also be able to read about the history of Fool's Gold, meet the characters, explore a map of the town, and more. It's a lot of fun!)

Mary, Thank you, too! I hope you love Fool's Gold as much as you loved the Buchanans!

April 3, 2010 at 3:42 PM  

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