Virma asked Susan Mallery:

Hello! I have enjoyed reading your Fools Gold Series- I'm on book 4 and I was wondering about the characters. They all seem like people that I could know in my own life. Are these characters based on family members or people you know or are the entirely fictional? They seem so real.

Susan Mallery Thank you so much, Virma. That means a lot to me, truly. My characters are entirely fictional, but I work hard to breathe life into them. The part of my job as a writer that I take most seriously is getting the emotions right. I want readers to understand why characters feel the way they do, why they're being held back from falling in love, and what exactly it is that teaches them the lessons they need to learn in order to claim their happy ending.
Susan Mallery

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