Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate, took the time to answer a few of my questions.
I hope you enjoy the interview:
1 – Tell us a little bit about yourself.
JM: I am a human. I write books.
2 - Incarnate’s story is very different and interesting. Where did you come up with the inspiration to write it?
JM: One of my ferrets whispered the story into my ear at night for a year. Finally I realized the only way I'd get sleep was if I wrote this book. That went well, until my ferret started whispering about a sequel.
(This answer may or may not be a lie.)
3 – If you were continually reincarnated do you think you would spend your time perfecting a specific skill or would you like to take on several different projects?
JM: Judging by the hobbies I have now . . . I'd probably get a zillion things on my list to do. More yarn projects, definitely. But I'd always come back to writing. Just think of how many books I could write!
4 - What would you like to be incarnated as?
J.M: A human. Or maybe a ferret. Or a bassoon!
5 – Which one of your characters did you enjoy writing about the most and why?
J.M: Besides Ana and Sam, probably Stef. I love how open and outgoing she is; she's not afraid to say what's on her mind. Plus, she's super smart.
6 – What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about writing? And what about the least rewarding?
J.M: Most rewarding is a tie between being able to make up stories for a living and getting letters from readers who loved INCARNATE.
Least rewarding? Taxes. Ugh.
7 – Which author or authors have inspired you the most?
J.M: Oh I have a whole list, but a handful who made a direct impact? Mary Downing Hahn, Robin McKinley, Tamora Pierce.
8 - Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
J.M: Write a lot. Read a lot. Don't give up.
9 – What can you tell us about the sequel to Incarnate?
J.M: I was going to tell you all about the sequel, but then my agent took over my typing fingers and stopped me. If I try to tell you anything, who knows what will happen.
10 - Is there anything else you would like your readers to know?
J.M: Ferrets are mustelids, not rodents.
Thank you, Jodi!
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