jodi meadows

My Plain Jane


Move over, Charlotte Brontë. The authors of the New York Times bestselling My Lady Jane are back with an irreverent spin on Jane Eyre—a tale of mischief, romance, and supernatural mayhem perfect for fans of The Princess Bride or A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she? Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions in this stand-alone follow-up to My Lady Jane, which was called “an utter delight” (ALA Booklist, starred review), and “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Before She Ignites


Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland. But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. Meadows’s new Fallen Isles series blazes with endangered magic, slow-burn romance, and inner fire (full description here).

Jodi Meadows

Jodi Meadows wants to be a ferret when she grows up and she has no self-control when it comes to yarn, ink, or outer space. Still, she manages to write books. She is the author of the Incarnate Trilogy, the Orphan Queen Duology, and the Fallen Isles Trilogy (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen), and a coauthor of My Lady Jane (HarperTeen). She lives in rural Virginia. Visit her at


Friday, October 19

10:00-10:45am • Panel Discussion – Don’t Go in There!

Location: DSU 3023-25

From who-done-it thrillers to what-the-heck-is-going-on-here mysteries, this mixed bag of authors—fantasy, suspense, sci-fi & one graphic novelist—talk about keeping readers on the edge of their seats.

Along with these authors:
Robyn Schneider
C.J. Redwine
Erin Summerill
Wendy Spinale

12:00-12:45am • Workshop – The Publishing Process

Location: DSU 3003-04

Ever wonder how a book gets published? Do you want to publish your own someday? Jodi Meadows, author of over a dozen books and novellas, will take the audience through the entire publishing process—from writing the first draft, to editing, to getting covers, to seeing the book in print for the first time. Bring your publishing questions for a Q&A at the end of the session!

5:00-5:45pm •  Panel Discussion – I Wrote That?!

Location:  Spencer’s Coffee (915 College St.)

It’s the old favorite (and most scary) question asked by author fans and friends alike: “Can I read some of your first tries at writing?” Gather ‘round as these authors—some well-established and some debut—share some of their not-so-great stuff from when they were just starting out.

Along with these authors:
Candace Ganger
Ashley Woodfolk
Brandy Colbert
Juleah del Rosario
Randy Ribay
Skila Brown
Moderated by Jodi Meadows