Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Author Interview & Giveaway: Hooked on You by Kathleen Fuller

Hooked On You JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Hooked On You

Title: Hooked On You
Series: Maple Falls Romance #1
Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: May 11, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance (clean/sweet)

She never wanted to come back. He never wants to leave. The town of Maple Falls has plans for them both. 

Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good. 

But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having. 

With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home

Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business.

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Kathleen Fuller 

With over a million copies sold, USA Today Bestselling author Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at KathleenFuller.com

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Q:  What was the inspiration behind Hooked On You? 

Kathleen: I love to crochet, and when a dear friend of mine introduced me to Arkansas Yarn Co and yarn designer Lorri Ann Helberg, the idea of writing a story featuring a yarn store was born. Knots and Tangles, Erma and Riley’s shop, is inspired by Arkansas Yarn Co.

Q: How long did it take you to write this novel? 

Kathleen:Four months of actual writing, but I do a lot of prewriting in my head before putting anything down on paper. All total probably six months.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote from this novel? 

Kathleen:There’s a few, but if I had to pick one it would be this: “The star of his family, the town, his own life. Now he would have to let that go and put someone else first…If she would let him.”

Q: What do you hope readers take away from Hooked On You? 

Kathleen:I always want readers not only to be entertained, but to feel that by the end of the book they’ve become a part of the story, and that the characters are like old friends.

Q: Would you share something about yourself that most readers would not know? 

Kathleen:Most readers know that I have a hard time with math, but not many know why. When I was a senior in high school I was diagnosed with dyscalculia, a learning disability involving math, spatial concepts, and numerical process memory issues, to name a few. Learning disabilities weren’t often identified back in the 70s and 80s when I was in school, thus the late diagnosis. Having dyscalculia was part of the reason I became a special education teacher.

Q: What are you reading now? 

Kathleen: The Heart of Splendid Lake, by Amy Clipston. I’m reading the book for endorsement and really enjoying the story and romance. It releases Sept. 14.

Q: How many bookcases are in your home? 

Kathleen: Right now, only two, but I used to have a wall of bookcases when I lived in Ohio. When we had to downsize during our move back to my home state of Arkansas, I had to condense my books. I do have hundreds of books on my Kindle, though.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing? 

Kathleen:Crochet, reading, and traveling. Sometimes all at the same time! J


(3) winners will receive a print copy of Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller!

Hooked On You JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 17, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 24, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

  2. This sounds like a fun book; I'm looking forward to reading it!

  3. I enjoyed the author interview and getting to know more about Kathleen Fuller. The story sounds great.

  4. Great interview! I love this author.