Welcome to the blog tour for My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows! I'm really excited to be hosting these three wonderful ladies on my blog tour. Be sure to check it out, and enter the giveaway!
Meet the Lady Janies!
Alyssa: Hi ladies! My first question for you - how did the idea for the book originate? How did you three decide to work together on the project?
B: Cynthia told me her idea over lunch one day. I thought, “There’s no one else I’d want to write a book with. Except maybe Jodi Meadows.” So, I said yes.
J: Brodi and Cynthia announced to me that they were writing a book together and asked if I wanted to write it with them. They didn’t tell me anything about it until after I’d agreed.
C: I’m devious that way. I’m also not very good at pitching my ideas, so it’s kind of a miracle that I got these two suckers to agree to write a comedy about the tragedy of Lady Jane Grey.
Alyssa: How did the title come about? Did any one of you chose it?
J: I’m pretty sure Cynthia came up with the title.
C: I’m pretty sure I did, too. Although I don’t remember coming up with it.
Alyssa: Did you three do many retreats to get together and write parts of the book?
B: We would meet for a week at a time at my condo in Midway, Utah. We’d write a chapter a day, and then read them out loud at night. And laugh our butts off.
J: It’s basically the most fun way to write a book . . . ever.
C: It was. It kind of spoiled us for writing our solo books.
Alyssa: Are you allowed to tell us who wrote which character's point-of-view? Perhaps give us a hint!
J: I think it’s pretty obvious who wrote which character! But if you’re still not sure after you’ve read it, ask us and we’ll tell you.
Alyssa: My last question - will there be more books to follow this story? Jane-related, or perhaps another alternative history retelling?
J: We are always writing books.
About the Authors:
We're the authors of the upcoming young adult novel, MY LADY JANE, which will be out with HarperTeen on June 7, 2016. Our group is made up of Brodi Ashton (author of the EVERNEATH series and DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY), Cynthia Hand (New York Times bestselling author of the UNEARTHLY series and THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE), and Jodi Meadows (author of the INCARNATE and the ORPHAN QUEEN series). Between the three of us we've written thirteen novels, a bunch of novellas, a handful of short stories, and a couple of really bad poems, but this is the first time we've taken a stab at writing a book together. We're friends. We're writers. We're fixing history by rewriting one sad story at a time.
About the Book:
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey.
Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong.
Win one of three (3) copies of My Lady Jane! Open to anyone in the world, as long as The Book Depository ships to you.