Sunday, November 18, 2012

Spotlight: Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman (Interview plus Giveaway INT)

 Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman
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Published: Novemebr 13, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Book Description:
   Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy.

It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog—and then acts on her advice. Erin’s efforts to undo the mess will plunge her into adventure, minor felonies, and possibly her very first romance.

What’s a likely fortune for someone no longer completely in control of her fate? Hopefully nothing like: You will become a crispy noodle in the salad of life.

Lauren Bjorkman

1.   Give us 5 "Good to Know" facts about you (Keep it short).
I was always the shortest person in my class.
When I moved to Hawaii, I suddenly felt tall. J
Singing fills my heart with joy, but I am terrible at it.
I fell in love at 17. My true love and I have been together ever since.
My favorite romantic book/movie is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

2.   What's your favorite book/s that you've read in 2012?
Young adult: The Fault in Our Stars & Anna and the French Kiss. I also particularly enjoyed Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.

3.   What inspired you to write "Miss Fortune Cookie"?
I believe in luck and free will; destiny and hard work. I’m a walking contradiction. I have always loved opening fortune cookies, and have collected many over the years. That collection became the tiny seed that grew into a whole book.

4.   Introduce to us your favorite character/s from your book.
My main character, Erin, withdraws from life. She’s afraid to take the lead, afraid of conflict, and afraid to take risks. But she’s a loyal friend, just like me. I love her big heart. She changes the most in the book.
I love Erin’s best friend’s feisty attitude. But even more, I adore her other friend’s strict Chinese-immigrant mom, and the tough love she dispenses. I also appreciate the confidence and natural sense of humor of Lincoln, a precocious 9 year-old match-maker. And I have a total crush on Erin’s love interest, Weyland. He manages to draw Erin out of her shell with his playfulness and determination.

5.   What are your current projects?
I am working on a contemporary YA about a girl whose mom is accused of stealing corporate secrets about a new technology, a soon-to-be-released device that could make life easier for people suffering from stress, depression, and dyslexia. Unable to trust her stepfather, she seeks help from an old friend of her mother’s, learns secrets about her past, and finds herself torn between two very different worlds.

6.   Favorite ice cream flavor? Keyboard or pen?
Keyboard, but I love to write my ideas on paper first.

Win a Signed Copy  of Miss Fortune Cookie and some swags!
-This is International
-No Cheating (We do Check)


  1. I really, really want a books for Christmas :)

  2. Thank you Lauren for the fantastic interview and insights and for the giveaway! Been wanting to read this since September!

    I really really really want some (read: A LOT) of books this Christmas! Or a gift check so I can buy. Heehee. :D

  3. Awww this sounds such a cute read! Erin sounds like a fab character! Thanks for the giveaway and awesome interview! :)

  4. Oh, this sounds like a fun read and Erin seems like a great mc! Thanks for the awesome interview & giveaway! <3

  5. Brilliant interview! I only just discovered this book today and really like the sound of it. I read an excerpt elsewhere and think I'd enjoy this. :)

  6. This sounds really, really cute and my type of book. Thanks for sharing and for the lovely giveaway! :)

  7. I collect fortunes too! I have them all in this decorative bowl thing! People always just put their fortunes in there and it became a thing! Thanks for the giveaway! I really, really want way too many books this year!

    Jesse @ Pretty in Fiction

  8. I really, really, really want a Kindle PW for Christmas. Or a lot of books. Or a Amazon GC so I can buy a lot of books hehe. :)

    Miss Fortune Cookie sounds like a fun read. Thanks for this cool giveaway!

  9. Thanks for sharing! Sounds fantastic! COngrats to Lauren on the new release!

    I really want this book for Christmas :)

  10. Fun interview! I like the sound of this book, and the author's next one sounds intriguing, too.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  11. Dear Santa: I really, really want many books for Christmas.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  12. Dear Santa! I really, really want to hug all the book heroes for Xmas :D
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Ileana A.12:55 PM

    Dear Santa: I really, really want Miss Fortune Cookie for Christmas.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway Lauren.

  14. This book sounds very cool. Thanks for the giveaway Lauren!

    Dear Santa: I really, really want an A+ for Christmas.

  15. Dear Santa I only want books for Christmas!! :)
    Thank you Lauren for the book giveaway!

  16. Dear Santa, I really want an iPad for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I really want a mini iPad and books of course ;)


  18. Anonymous10:16 PM

    Dear Santa: I really, really want an iPad for Christmas.
    Thank you Lauren

  19. Dear Santa: I really, really want to win Miss Fortune Cookie in this giveaway for Christmas. ^_^

    Thank you, Lauren =]]]

  20. Dear Santa, i really want a new camera lens...and some books ;)

    Thank you, carrie

  21. Dear Santa...I really, really want a book for Christmas.
    thx u lauren for the chance for winning miss fortune cookies :)

  22. Dear santa: ireally wNt inspiration and creativityto flow for the rest of my life :) good luck to everyone and may your wishes come true! Thanks to Lauren for giving away free copies of her book

  23. Dear Santa: I really, really want books for Christmas.

    Raffle name :Angel


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