January 12, 2010
One of these ghost towns is Golden, New Mexico. I chose to make that the setting for my Summerside Press novel that releases May 1. Actually, Golden is the site of the first gold strike west of the Mississippi, even before the one in Colorado and the one in California. Some mines had an abundance of the ore while others soon played out.
In 1890 when my book takes place, the town of Golden, which lies along the Turquoise Trail that meanders from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, was a bustling place. Commerce, banking, a stock exchange were part of the fabric of the town.
Now only a blip on the map, Golden is a one-stop tourist town. But in its heyday, it really was something.
Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, releases May 1. You can find out more about the book at this link: