Author Interview and Giveaway: Jodi Meadows

Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate has given me the honor of giving my first author interview! She is a 2012 debut author, her YA book, Incarnate, (which I am impossibly giddy and excited for) is set to be released January 31st 2012.


About the book: 
NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all? 



The Interview:



So what do you think of being published in, as you pointed out on twitter, a mere 90 days?
It’s exciting! And a little scary. I’d like to say I’m totally cool about the whole thing and I go whole days without thinking about it, but no. I’m not, and I don’t. At least once a day I suddenly remember that I have a book coming out, stop whatever I’m doing, and just . . . wow. It’s really happening.


What gave you the (I must say great) idea for Incarnate? Where did your inspiration come from?
Inspiration and ideas are tricky things to pin down. I wrote a note about the premise and tucked it away in my “new ideas” file THREE YEARS before I ever started writing INCARNATE. Like most story ideas I have, the seed for INCARNATE came from an especially productive round of the “what if?” game.


I think the cover for your book is drop dead GORGEOUS!  What do you think?
Agreed! I could not be happier with the cover for INCARNATE. The model is perfect, the color treatment is perfect, and the butterfly is perfect. I love everything about it.


We all know you are a debut author, what do you do day to day?
No day is exactly the same. Sometimes I spend all day writing or revising. Other days, I take care of a lot of business emails. Occasionally I have to do tax stuff. (Ew.) Sometimes I write guest posts or answer interview questions. It’s all work. 


This will be a trilogy right? Do you have any ideas for another series? (you don’t have to tell what the ideas are of course!)
INCARNATE is the first book in a trilogy, yep! I have lots of other ideas for series and standalones. One of the hazards of being a writer is having more ideas than you know what to do with.


Favorite Ice cream flavor?
Chocolate chip cookie dough.


Next three books in your TBR pile!?
I don’t have an order I’m reading it. I tend to pick out something based on my mood, or whatever won’t cause an avalanche to reach. But a few things on my pile are POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil, EON by Alison Goodman, and LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins. 


The Giveaway:
I have decided that this book needs all the attention it deserves, so I am hosting a Giveaway of ONE (1) copy to ONE (1) lucky reader! The giveaway starts today and the winner will be announced on Incarnate’s realase date, January 31st 2012.
Enter below for your chance to win!!







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