Welcome to my stop on THE ORPHAN QUEEN Blog Tour! Today, I’m featuring a Q&A with author Jodi Meadows and a giveaway! Make sure you stop by all the other blogs on this tour, the links are below.
Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.\r\n\r\nShe is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.\r\n\r\nShe is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.\r\n\r\nShe is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others\r\n\r\nJodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.
If you could be one of your characters from any of your books for a day, who would you be and why? What would you do all day?
Oh man, I don’t think I’d want to be one of my characters. They have dangerous and tragic lives! Unless it was a day that nothing was happening. Like, not worthy of being on the page. Then maybe I’d be Wilhelmina and I’d just play with calligraphy pens for hours and hours. And I’d be amazing at it.
You are planning a dinner party of epic proportions and which three historical figures or celebrities would you invite?
Jane Austen, because of writing. Obviously. Jane Grey, because she’s awesome.
I tried to think of another Jane, just so I could be at a table with a zillion Janes. But I think those two are intimidating enough.
What is the clumsiest or most embarrassing thing you have ever done? And how old were you?
Oh gosh, I don’t know. I tend to block out things like that! But I do remember one time — at my birthday party — when I was running into the back yard where all my guests were . . . and I ran straight into the sliding glass door. That thing was clean. Kind of wish it hadn’t been so clean.
The zombie apocalypse has arrived. Your arsenal choices are a pair of maracas, a pencil or saran wrap. Which one is saving your life?
The pencil, definitely. Because I’m writing to my friends who are better prepared and asking them for help. I assume the post office is still going. “Neither snow nor rain . . . nor zombie apocalypse?”
What superpower would you like to have and what would you do with it?
I wouldn’t mind being a super genius. Or the ability to speak to animals. (And understand them back.) Or super eyesight. Or teleportation. I could find good uses for all of those. Writing. My ferret army. Not needing glasses. Sure, I’ll come to your town and sign books!
See how that would work? I think I need all of those things, pronto.
Do you walk into establishments like a boss and announce, “Published author in your presence! Yes, I AM signing autographs!”? (Because I probably would.)
Hah, no way, I’m too shy for that. But when I want to sign stock at a bookstore, I do introduce myself and ask permission first.
Oxford commas, yes or no?
Yes. Always. I’m judging people who don’t.
Favorite book to movie adaptation?
I was really, really pleased with THE HUNGER GAMES movie and how clean that was.
What would you name your pet unicorn?
Obviously I would have to meet the unicorn first, because I can’t just name a thing without knowing it. But I rather like “Sparkles.” Or “Sky-Shatterer.”
And finally…weirdest question you’ve ever been asked?
Hmm, not weird, but definitely awkward: While I was doing a signing for my second book, ASUNDER, someone described the basic premise of an older book that had to do with living forever, and one person who didn’t. Then they asked whether I’d read it. The underlying “did you copy?” was pretty clear. I just smiled and said I hadn’t heard of it before, but it sounds like something I might like. Aaaaawkward.
Thanks for stopping by, Jodi! I can’t wait to read The Orphan Queen!
Whoa! Win a finished copy here!
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