Author Interview: Jodi Meadows
Jodi Meadows’s debut novel Incarnate came out last week and already has the world of YA talking. She’s taken some time out of her super busy debut week schedule to answer some questions for us. If you haven’t heard of it you must be living under a rock–I mean, how can you miss a cover as awesome as this one? Read Rachel’s review of Incarnate HERE! We are so excited to have her on our blog today. Thanks for stopping by Jodi!
Bookcents: Describe your main characters in three words–only using nouns.
Jodi: Nouns?? Okay. Um.
Ana: Girl. Music. Issues.
Sam: Boy. Music. Issues.
Is that cheating? If not: Hurrah! If so: Muahaha!
Bookcents: Do you have any other projects you’re working on you’d like to tell us about? *coughthesequel?cough*
Jodi: You’ll be pleased to know that book 2 is already turned in and working its way through production. And I’m working on book 3. :)
Bookcents: What was the last great book you read? What kinds of books are sitting on your bookshelf?
Jodi: Oh I’ve read lots of great books recently. HEMLOCK by Kathleen Peacock, CINDER by Marissa Meyer, UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand, SHINE by Jeri Smith-Ready . . .
Bookcents: Who was your favorite character to write in Incarnate and why?
Jodi: Besides Ana and Sam, probably Stef. She’s just so smart, fun, and outgoing. She’s confident about her awesomeness and doesn’t worry about how others view her.
Bookcents: In Incarnate, as Ana ventures off into the world and meets other souls, she experiences many things (like hugs!) for the first time. What was it like imagining things from her perspective? Did it give you a new view on any activities that you, like the other souls, often take for granted?
Jodi: Oh definitely. I had to really consider what kind of things we learn through social interaction, like body language and friendly teasing.
Bookcents: Which would you rather face in a battle: a dragon or sylph? And of course, what would your strategy be?
Jodi: Eeep. Neither. Do I have a laser? A sylph egg? Well, I guess it doesn’t matter either way. Both creatures will kill me faster than you can say “reincarnation.”
Bookcents: Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with us! Can’t wait to read more of Ana and Sam in Newsoul #2.
Needless to say, Jodi is just as awesome as her book. Make sure you get your hands on a copy of Incarnate soon. This is one story you do not want to miss out on!