I’m sure you love Jodi Meadows just as much as we do here at Fiction Fare! I just knew we wanted her to be a part of our Hop and were so happy when she let us know that she could participate! If you haven’t read her books, I can’t recommend them enough! Jodi’s going to share the 5 things she’s thankful for but first, here is some info on her latest releases!
She 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.
She 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.
She 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.
Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.
HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right.
HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.
HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.
In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.
Five Bookish Things I’m Thankful For
Originally, I was going to do this as a top five bookish things I’m thankful for, which sounded fun until I realized that “top” implies ranking, and there are just some things I can’t rank. So here are five things I’m thankful for, in no particular order. (I actually wrote down a bunch of things, then mixed them up so they were more random.)
As a writer, where would I be without readers? I’m so grateful for readers who’ve been with my books since Incarnate, and readers who’ve come in for My Lady Jane. I love seeing readers in person when I travel for events or festivals, but I equally love interacting with my readers online. One of the greatest gifts the internet has given me is a way to stay connected with the people who read my books. After all, readers are the reason I have a job (thank you!), and I am always trying to write better and better books for them.
– My Publishing Team
I have a fantastic agent and editor (and former editors!), who’ve all taught me about writing and publishing. I also have a wonderful team who are often more behind the scenes, but no less appreciated — from the marketing people to my publicist to my designers to the production team. My books wouldn’t be what they are without any of these amazing humans.
One of the coolest things about writing is that I’m now friends with some of the authors I admire most. This is mind-blowing, obviously, because I don’t feel nearly cool enough to hang out with them. But I do get to. Which is just . . . wow. They are so smart and savvy, and I love hearing about their books before their books are even written. I love holding their finished books in my hands. When I was a kid, I thought that anyone who wrote books was basically magic. And now I talk to my magic best friends on a daily basis.
I was joking with a new writing friend just the other day that I switched operating systems for Scrivener. But it wasn’t a joke. I was totally serious. Back in the day, Scrivener was only for Macs, not Windows. So I switched to Mac. This software helped change the way I write, making me a more organized author with a better view of what is actually happening in my books. I think I talk about Scrivener all the time.
– OQ Support Group
Back when The Orphan Queen was just a baby Advance Reader Edition, a few people were reading and . . . well, they got to the end. And they had Feelings about it. And no one (besides me) to console them (and they were mad at me, so.). But then an amazing thing happened. When more people started reading the ARC, those first readers swooped in to offer virtual cookies and hugs when new readers reached the end. Thus, the OQ Support Group was born. Now, the OQSG is a slightly more organized collection of readers who not only support one another when reaching cliffhangers, but my books and me as well. And I’m darn grateful to have them.
We are so thankful for that OQ Support Group Jodi, but we’re super thankful for you and your stories that you share with the world! Thank you for participating!