The awesome @ladyjanies - thank you for a wonderful evening. Come back soon pic.twitter.com/h4vCLaYLTu— keplersteens (@keplersteens) June 9, 2016
#LadyJanies - June 8th, 2016
The Lady Janies graced us with their presence in a night of alt-history, humor, and hats.
For Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows, it was a match made in Heaven - or at least on a tour stop. "We started talking about what that story might look like, who the characters might be, and how we might create this world," Cynthia told the crowd. From there, each author took a different perspective, with Jodi writing Jane, Cynthia writing Edward (the King), and Brodi writing Gifford (a horse, which makes a lot more sense when you read the book!). What was clear to them was that Brodi should write the funniest character. "She's the funniest!" Jodi and Cynthia exclaimed.
— Christy Jane (@diamondxgirl) June 9, 2016
On a day when Jodi was supposed to take her first trip to Disneyland, the three decided to scrap their plans and start writing My Lady Jane. "The hardest part of writing this book together was finding the time to work together," Cynthia shared with the crowd. The trio found that the peer pressure and collaboration opportunities were equally valuable in getting through a chapter each day. Every evening, they would read their chapters aloud and laugh through the editing process. As they read aloud to the audience, we laughed, too.
#myladyjane was mainly written by @CynthiaHand @Brodiashton and @jodimeadows to have fun. @keplersteens— Nancy (@RavenousReadr) June 9, 2016
The Lady Janies visited England and the places where Lady Jane lived. "We oo'd and ahh'd over Jane and Edward's love story and people thought we were crazy," Brodi shared, "The guide told us they weren't in love but THEY WERE. He carved her name in a wall - twice!"
You can find our review for My Lady Jane right here. We highly suggest the audiobook. Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post! And if you're curious what animal you would be if you were an Edian (the shapeshifters in the book), you can take a quiz here. Come back and tell us in the comments which animal you got and if you agree!
Contest: A signed copy of My Lady Jane and some bookmarks, stickers, tattoo's, postcards, tea and even a crown.