Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ParaCozyMysMo - Interview with Sunshine Meadows from the Fortune Teller Mysteries by Kari Lee Townsend - July 31, 2013

We're thrilled to have Sunshine Meadows here today to wrap up ParaCozyMysMo. Sunny is a psychic, lives in Divinity, New York and solves mysteries in the Fortune Teller Mysteries by Kari Lee Townsend.

TQ:  Hi Sunny. Welcome to The Qwillery!

Sunny:  Hi Sally. Thanks so much for having me. This is so exciting!

TQ:  How did you discover that you are clairvoyant?

Sunny:  I've always been different, I just didn't know it. I thought it was normal to get visions, but when I tried to tell my parents about the things that I saw, they were horrified. Suddenly I saw more doctors than anyone should have to in a lifetime as they tried to "cure" me. That's when I realized other people weren't like me, and that's when my relationship with my parents started to change for the worse. My Granny Gert is awesome, though. Sometimes I wonder if maybe we're more alike than she is letting on.

TQ:  As a psychic do you have control over your visions or do they sometimes pop up and surprise you?

Sunny:  I try to control putting myself in situations where a vision will surprise me. Using fortune telling tools to tap into my visions leaves me vulnerable to negative energies that might try to take over. But I have to admit, my visions can sometimes take on a life of their own, and often times are hard to fully understand at first. Then again, interpreting them is half the fun and certainly keeps life interesting.

TQ:  You live in Divinity, New York. Can you tell us a bit about the town and why you moved there?

Sunny:  It's still in New York which I love, but it's far enough away from the city to allow me to breathe. I passed through Divinity once and fell in love with its peaceful, tranquil old-fashioned qualities. That's when I knew it was the perfect place for me to break away from my parents and start my life over, doing what I was born to do.

TQ:  What is a typical day like at your fortune-telling business?

Sunny:  There are no typical days in my line of work. Especially with my Granny Gert and my cat Morty living with me. I'm not a morning person, but Granny is. So even if I wanted to sleep in, Granny always wakes me up, even if she doesn't mean to. And Morty pretty much does what he wants, which often includes tormenting my clients. Then there's Detective Mitch Stone who often has to seek my opinion as a consultant for the police even though he hates it. Yet neither one of us can deny we're attracted to each other. My life's total chaos most days, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

TQ:  Who is Detective Mitch Stone?

Sunny:  Detective Mitch Stone, aka Grumpy Pants as I like to call him, is a former big city detective who moved to Divinity to escape his own demons. He is stubborn and cynical and ornery most days, yet he is proud and loyal and honest to a fault. I know he always has my back. I would trust him with my life. It's my heart I'm worried about. And that fact that he and Morty simply do not get along.

TQ:  What has been your most challenging mystery to solve so far?

Sunny:  Every mystery I help solve has its own unique set of challenges. Then there's the mystery of who or what Morty actually is. But the biggest mystery for me has been in trying to find a way to help Mitch get over his own demons and learn to trust again. The mystery of figuring out if we're something more than friends. If we stand a chance of making it as a couple when he is a non-believer. That's the mystery I would most love to figure out.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us today and good luck with your business (and with Mitch).

Sunny:  Thank you so much. This has been a true pleasure. Don't hesitate to contact me again if you ever need my help with anything. And just between you and me ... I see great things in your future, so keep your eyes and ears open for some lovely surprises coming your way :)

Fortune Teller Mysteries

Tempest in the Tea Leaves
A Fortune Teller Mystery 1
Berkley, August 2, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

In the fortune telling business there are a lot of pretenders, but Sunshine Meadows is the real deal—and her predictions can be lethally accurate...

Sunny is a big city psychic who moves to the quaint town of Divinity, NY to open her fortune telling business in an ancient victorian house, inheriting the strange cat residing within. Sunny gives her first reading to the frazzled town librarian and discovers the woman is going to die. When the woman flees in terror, Sunny calls the police, only she’s too late. The ruggedly handsome, hard-nosed detective is a “non-believer.” He finds the librarian dead, and Sunny becomes his number one suspect, forcing her to prove her innocence before the real killer can put an end to the psychic’s future.

Corpse in a Crystal Ball
A Fortune Teller Mystery 2
Berkley, June 5, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

Psychic Sunshine Meadows makes a dark discovery in the woods...

After clearing her name as the prime suspect in a murder, Sunny Meadows hopes she can finally enjoy some serenity in the idyllic town of Divinity in upstate New York. She’d also like a second chance with Detective Mitch Stone. But when Mitch’s gorgeous ex-girlfriend Isabel Gonzales shows up, Sunny’s not sure she can compete. Then Isabel mysteriously disappears.

When the police turn to Sunny for help, her visions lead to the discovery of Isabel’s corpse in the woods. Before she died, Isabel scrawled a message in the dirt implicating Mitch in her murder. Now Sunny must help the man she’s falling in love with as she sets out to find the real killer. But this time Sunny’s clairvoyant abilities might not save her—as what she doesn’t see can hurt her...

Trouble in the Tarot
A Fortune Teller Mystery 3
Berkley, March 5, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

For psychic Sunshine Meadows, sometimes fortunes can be deceiving . . .

Lately Sunny has been experiencing a period of big opportunity: her business in Divinity, New York, is thriving, and Detective Mitch Stone has finally agreed to take Sunny on a date. But thanks to her clairvoyant abilities, Sunny knows better than anyone that life deals out bad cards along with the good.

When Sunny agrees to read tarot cards at the annual Summer Solstice Carnival, she meets her Granny Gert‘s “arch nemesis” Fiona Atwater, and is overcome by a vision of Fiona in a violent argument. Sunny knows trouble is brewing when Granny and Fiona start having squabbles all over town. But the fighting comes to a head when a local baker gets run over by a big white Cadillac—and Granny and Fiona are found at the crime scene.

Sunny knows she should step aside and let Mitch handle the investigating, but she’s not about to ignore her visions and leave her granny’s life in fate’s hands . . .

About Kari

National Bestselling Author, RT Reader’s Choice Award & Agatha Nominee Kari Lee Townsend lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, her three busy boys, and her oh-so-dramatic daughter, who keep her grounded and make everything she does worthwhile…not to mention provide her with loads of material for her books. Kari is a longtime lover of reading and writing, with a masters in English education, who spends her days trying to figure out whodunit. Funny how no one at home will confess any more than the characters in her mysteries!

Kari writes fun and exciting stories for any age, set in small towns, with mystical elements and quirky characters as Kari Lee Townsend. Kari also writes romantic comedies and women’s fiction with the same sense of humor and quirky characters as Kari Lee Harmon.

To find out more about Kari and all her books go to

Website  ~  Twitter @karileetownsend  ~  Facebook  ~  Goodreads

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  1. Once for fun I visited a fortune teller at the mall, but I really didn't believe anything she said. It was just for laughs.


  2. I haven't ever gone but I'm thinking about doing it for my birthday this year. Thank you.

  3. I've never gone to a fortune teller but I'd really like to go. Not many fortune tellers live up in my area of the northwoods, however.

  4. In my country, we don't have fortune teller, so i never go.

  5. I'd be too scared to go to a fortune teller. Best not to know I think.

  6. Never go to fortune teller, but what they do is more like a piece of lifestyle for me. Also I'm not a superstitious person. But I'm tempted to go to one some day

  7. I live 5 minutes from Cassadaga, Florida, so I have friends who are psychics -- so to me, it's not really about "fortune tellers", it's more about getting "friendly advice" on occasion.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  8. I have seen one in the past- she told me the guy I was with wasn't the one - I was heartbroken but we did break up a few months later- I then met the one- so glad to look back and find some truth to that

    drakebdog at gmail dot com