Saturday, January 7, 2012

Good Fortunes to you!

By Lizzie Turner

From A KILLER READ by Erika Chase, coming this April.

Okay, so we’re in 2012 now and one week down. I know it’s not too late to talk about New Year’s resolutions but like most people I know, if I make them, I break them. So, I’ll just pass on that. And, it’s really hard to talk about all my friends in the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society without giving away too much of the story. You won’t be able to read that until April this year. Unless, of course, you sneak on over to Erika’s website and read the first chapter which is posted there.

But that doesn’t help my problem. What to say, without saying too much. I guess I could tell y’all that we had this planning session just before the new year, with take-out Chinese on the menu. And, of course, we all had to check out our fortune cookies. I saved them because who knows when you’ll need some words of wisdom, right? So, here’s what they got:

Molly Mathews – To love is to forgive. (Right on the nose!)

Sally-Jo Baker – One who admires you greatly is hidden before your eyes. (Hmmm)

Andie Mason – The only people who never fail are those who never try. (Get it, Andie?)

Bob Miller – Closed mouth gathers no feet. (No comment.)

Stephanie Lowe – Soon life will become more interesting. (Yeah, in about 3 months!)

Jacob Smith – A good time to finish up old tasks. (uh-huh!)

Mark Dreyfus – Help! I’m being held prisoner in a Chinese bakery. (Is he always on duty?)

And for me – Change is happening in your life so go with the flow. (Bring him on!)

I truly do hope all your New Year’s resolutions and fortunes do come true. What are some of them?

A Killer Read by Erika Chase is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Publication date is April 3, 2012. Visit Lizzie and her friends at


  1. Fortunes from fortune cookies are like little tiny mysteries. Who can resist?

  2. Once in awhile I save them as well. When they feel really appropriate to what I am experiencing or when it is meaningful enough to be inspiring.
    Lori Cimino

  3. I do like reading the fortunes...sometimes it fits the persons perfectly.

  4. I agree about fortunes -- it's fun to figure out how they apply, and sometimes a bit mysterious.

  5. I like to save the fun fortunes...and gobble the cookies. I've been getting duds lately. I'd like to get some of these fortunes in my cookies. It sounds as if exciting things are coming your way, Lizzie!

  6. Now I'm in the mood for Chinese food and fortune cookies. I'm going to hop on over to Erica Chase's website to read the first chapter of "A Killer Read". It looks good, too!

  7. I'm always hopeful, Dorothy.
    Thanks, Nancy. Better have some cookies close at hand.