[Blog Tour] An interview with Jodi Meadows, author of The Orphan Queen

I'm fortunate enough to be a part of The Orphan Queen blog tour and I'm so excited to share this book with you guys, because I super enjoyed the extended preview of the book when I read it some time ago, which you can find here. But first, here is some information about the book!


Title: The Orphan Queen

Author: Jodi Meadows

Series: The Orphan Queen #1 

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: March 10th 2015

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Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

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.

I had a chance to ask Jodi Meadows a couple questions and so here is the mini interview!

Ri: Describe the Orphan Queen in one sentence.

Jodi: One sentence??? Okay, here goes:

Wilhelmina is an orphaned princess fighting to reclaim her kingdom while avoiding a masked vigilante who hunts those with magic ­­ and not only does Wil have magic, but magic is the thing that's slowly destroying the world.

Ri: What gave you the idea to write the Orphan Queen?

Jodi: A lot of things contributed to the idea of THE ORPHAN QUEEN, but one of the sharpest original images I had was . . . of a spoiler. It used to be the prologue for the book, but now it's a memory scene that appears in the last third of the book. You'll know it when you get to it. The first line of that scene is: I was there when the war began.

Ri: How was your experience with learning calligraphy?

Jodi: As good as you might expect, given that my everyday handwriting is pretty awful. (Though it's gotten better, actually, thanks to the calligraphy.) It was like learning cursive all over again, though instead of writing and never lifting the pen, it's more like drawing individual parts of letters. That was pretty hard to get used to!

Purchase The Orphan Queen here: 


Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy and the forthcoming ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen). Visit her atwww.jodimeadows.com

Happy Reading!
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1 comment:

  1. Lovely interview Ri & Jodi!
    Jodi, your calligraphy is absolutely stunning!! And I cannot wait to read the book!!!


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