Monday, September 21, 2015

Perish in the Palm by Kari Lee Townsend Interview & Giveaway

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Perish in the Palm
by Kari Lee Townsend

I love this series and the author.
~Bab’s Book Bistro
This was my first book by Kari Lee Townsend and let me say, I am a fan. Her characters are well written and fun to hang out with. The setting is amazing…
~Tea and A Book
What a fun read. The characters were witty and humorous.
~Shelley’s Book Case​
FT5Perish in the Palm
(A Sunny Meadows Mystery) (Volume 4)

4th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN-13: 978-151208194

Sunny’s life is finally on track. Her fortune-telling business in the quaint town of Divinity, New York is running smoothly, her parents have finally stopped interfering, and her boyfriend Detective Mitch Stone has moved in with her. But then her life derails, leaving the palm of her hand empty and her dreams just out of reach. With Sunny’s mischievous cat Morty under foot and quirky Granny Gert flitting around, cohabitation with Mitch becomes nearly impossible. Then Sunny’s parents show up for her best friend’s wedding, causing all sorts of trouble. Sunny’s future is put on hold when the innkeeper’s lifeline is literally cut short at the reception, and Sunnys’ mother is named the prime suspect. Sunny must use her clairvoyant abilities to clear her mother’s name and take her life back in her own hands before the real killer gives a whole new meaning to ‘till death do us part…
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About The Author –
 National Bestselling Author, Agatha, RT Reviewers Choice & Golden Duck Award Nominee. Kari Lee Townsend lives in central New York with her very understanding husband, her three busy boys, and her oh-so-dramatic daughter. A former teacher with a masters in English education and a background in freelance editing, she is a long-time lover of reading and writing. She is best known as the author of the Fortune Teller Mystery series, but also writes romance and women’s fiction (under the name Kari lee Harmon), as well as children’s fiction about tween superheroes. These days, you’ll find her at home happily writing her next novel and still trying to find out whodunit.
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Where are you from?

I am an Air Force baby but hardly a brat ;) I was born in Portugal, moved around quite a bit, and eventually settled in upstate New York where my mother is from. My father is from Oklahoma.

Tell us your latest news?

My latest mystery, Perish in the Palm (Fortune Teller Mystery now called a Sunny Meadows Mystery book #4) came out in July. I just finished working on a historical women’s fiction which my agent is shopping around so cross your fingers. And I am now working on Hazard in the Horoscope (book 5) which got pushed back and won’t be coming out until later this fall.

When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing in 1989 because I loved to read and kept finding myself trying to rewrite the endings just for fun. Then I finally realized maybe I should just writing my own book. I even went into English and teaching because I loved to read and write.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I think writing is who we are not what we do, so for me, I believe I’ve always been a writer. I wrote poems and short stories as a child and then books as I got older. It just took me forever to learn the ropes, land an agent, and get published. And with the wonders of traditional and self-publishing, I can have the best of both worlds.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My very first attempt was a western romance because that was what I liked to read, but the book I actually finished became about five books and eventually got published. It’s called Destiny Wears Spurs.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I have to go in order. I can write down ideas for a later chapter, but I can’t seem to write that scene until I write all the other scenes first. I never used to plot and still don’t really plot my romance or women’s fiction, but with my mysteries I have to plot or I get off track. Even then, I still plot as I go with just a few chapters at a time.

How did you come up with the title?

This series focuses on a different fortune-telling tool for each book, so the titles are always a play on words revolving around that tool. In this case the psychic tool used is palm reading.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Not really. I mostly want my readers to be entertained with a good mystery to solve, fun characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.

What would you like my readers to know?

I write mysteries and teen superheroes under Kari Lee Townsend and women’s fiction and romance under Kari Lee Harmon. To find out more about me and all of my books check out my website at

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1 comment:

  1. I had so much fun writing this latest book. I hope you all enjoy reading it ;)