Wicked Wednesday: Good Things Come in 3s Edition

Here at Wicked Authors World Headquarters, we’re still celebrating yesterday’s triple release. That’s right, three books by Wicked Authors offered for your reading pleasure.

Tell us, Wickeds, what other good things come in threes?

Julie: First of all, HUGE congratulations to Cate/Liz, Barb and Maddie/Edith! I can’t wait to read all three of these books. So happy for all three of you! This may be the Irish in me, but I always think of the dark side of threes. When two people die, for example, we wait for #3. (How many of you thought of that?) But on the happier side, I’ve found that good fortune comes in threes. Also, excellent desserts have three components. Ice cream, sauce, whipped cream for example.

Jessie: How delightful that three Wickeds share a book birthday! New releases are always good news but I am pleased as punch that three times the fun is at hand! As to the question, three wishes from a genie come immediately to mind. On the writing front a book is not complete without a beginning, a middle and an end.

Edith/Maddie: Thank you, dear Wickeds! What a delight to be releasing at the same time as two of my favorite people. Let’s see, the third time is the charm, right? Certain stools have three legs. And personally, I never sneeze just twice. A third achoo is always waiting in the wings. Julie, I never heard about waiting for a third person to die. You gave me shivers with that.

Liz: Thank you guys! So fun – I love when we can release books together. And Edith, I can’t believe you never heard of that! I grew up with that ingrained in my brain. Also, I think of a three-ring circus, or the Three Stooges…can’t help it.

Sherry: Oh, Julie — you are right and I’m guessing these three books have three deaths! Love the three-ring circus, but even though I watched the Three Stooges I never really liked them. Can I call in sick this week and just read these three books? More threes — trilogies! Lovely books in threes. Although three isn’t always enough is it?! Oh, and love triangles that readers have love/hate relationships with!

Barb: I have to admit, deaths coming in threes was my first thought, too! But now that you all have given such delightful examples…Let’s think about stories. Three Little Pigs. Three Blind Mice. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I love the use of three in all kinds of stories.

Readers: What do you think of when you think of things that come in threes?

18 Thoughts

    1. Now you have me wondering about the history of this phrase. Have been listening the the History of English podcast. It’s amazing the things we say and why we say them.

  1. I usually think about only bad things coming in threes too. Your book releases are the obvious exception, of course!

  2. I go straight to bad things. Hmmmm! I guess I put a lot of weight on 3. I never start reading a series until I have the first 3 so that I can keep the flow going. AND 2 of those 3 books showed up on my front porch yesterday, so I guess I had better go check into the third!!

    1. “I never start reading a series until I have the first 3 so that I can keep the flow going.” So interesting! Happy reading.

  3. Congrats again, ladies!

    Like Julie, I do the “deaths come in threes” thing, especially with famous people.

    On the other hand, third time’s the charm. And how about cheesecake, strawberries and whipped cream? ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Congratulations, Wickeds! And “Death Comes in Threes” sounds like a great title for an Agatha Christie. I’m surprised it’s not out there. Re: that, out here in Lalaland, that adage applies to celebrities. I.e., when two die in a particular timespan, we all go, okay, who’s going to be the third?

  5. The first thing that popped into my mind is โ€œleaves if three let them be.โ€

    Congrats on the three new releases.

      1. Yes, Barbara, it is a poison ivy and poison oak reference. It’s talked about quite a bit in Trixie Belden #3 (another 3!) so I connect it with that book now, but I also heard it growing up to avoid the poison oak here in CA.

  6. I have two pre-ordered and will get Barb’s when I go to Barnes & Noble or when I do an online order next. Do you know the deal with donating those Barnes & Noble exclusives to libraries. I just donated Edith’s special book and cautioned the library about it.

    Edith, I had a co-worker who always did 3 sneezes. Guess it wasn’t just Ann. I always thought that the 3 deaths were only famous people. I think sometimes it was a reach to find the 3rd person, who maybe wasn’t so famous.

      1. I didn’t think that they could sell it at the October book sale since the sticker says December. Wasn’t sure the library could lend it either.

  7. Three on a match. Three Coins in a Fountain (I’ve been listening to oldies radio lately ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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