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Susan Mallery, the Tolkien of romance, shines in Fool’s Gold worldbuilding

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Fool’s Gold, California, was officially established in 1849. There’s a town festival every April called the Easter Egg Drop. If you’re looking for a drink, try the Fox and Hound, with 25 beers on tap. Or maybe step into Jo’s Bar, where every night is ladies’ night. No, I’m not actually describing a real town. Fool’s Gold is the brainchild of popular romance writer Susan Mallery, and she has created an entire world within this quaint small town. Visit her website and you can find maps, a complete history, a who’s who guide, and even ads for various businesses. This level of worldbuilding is something we usually only see in fantasy and paranormal novels. But there’s no denying the attention…

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