Welcome to Pub Crawl–and introducing Jodi Meadows!

The latest endeavor from the Let the Words Flow crew. With NEW MEMBERS and NEW CONTENT, but with the same ol’ love.

This Pub(lishing) Crawl endeavor hopes to bring you a wider range of information–from writer wisdom to reader reviews to industry info. We’ve got a busy schedule planned this year (not to mention a LOT of giveaways!), so be sure to add us to your RSS feed or subscribe to our updates (fill out the sidebar form!).

This week (and next) we’ve got a full line-up of interviews (and giveaways!) to help YOU get to know our newest slew of members. We’ve got SIX new contributors, all with different backgrounds (and all related to books!).

So, to kick the show off, we’ve got the fantastic and fabulous

Jodi Meadows!

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.

*A Kippy is a cat.

Her debut novel Incarnate will be available in only a matter of DAYS from Katherine Tegan.

NEWSOUL

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

1. Now tell us, Jodi, if you could kiss any one of your characters, who would you choose?

Of COURSE I only want to kiss my husband. 😉 But for the sake of the interview, I will say Sam . . . though it means getting lots of dirty looks from Ana. If I can’t kiss Sam, I’ll take a boy in book 2. And nope, not spilling any details about that!

2. ACK. But we waaaant details. 😉 Anyway, moving on: if you were transported into your book, which scene would you most want to reenact?

The masquerade. Or any scene involving the piano.

3. Masquerade? Piano? Very intriguing…which makes us wonder how you come up with such scenes. Tell us what a typical writing day is like for you?

I get up, make coffee and breakfast, then settle in for emails and quick work before I start writing. Unless I’m on deadline. Then I don’t sleep. I just write.

4. Hahaha, I think we can all relate to the lack of sleep. Let’s say, hypothetically, you managed to snag some free time, what would you be reading now?

I’m between books (in November, when I am answering these), but I just finished The Game by Monica Hughes. This is a reprint (and retitle) of a book I read a bunch when I was a little reader; it used to be called Invitation to the Game. It’s a quick dystopian/science fiction.

 Next up is Hereafter by Tara Hudson. I’m looking forward to it!

5. Oooh, we loved Hereafter! Now, tell us: if you could spend a night at the pub with any 3 authors (alive or dead) who would it be and why?

 Robin McKinley — I just adore Robin. I’d love to talk with her about books and knitting.

Rachel Hawkins — Rachel is awesome and hilarious, and I love her books. Plus, she knits too.

Jeri Smith-Ready — Jeri is smart, sweet, and a fantastic writer. I don’t think she knits, but I know she likes socks, and I am a huge sock fan.

 6. Pub Brawl!!!!! What weapon are you wielding?

 Sword. This probably isn’t the best choice because I’ve never had to use a sword to defend myself, but darnit, I want one.

Thank you, thank you, Jodi, for answering our questions. 🙂 No one’s gonna mess with you and your sword…especially since you’re the one with the ARC of Brodi Ashton’s Everneath.

That’s right—Jodi has an advanced copy of the highly anticipated Persephone retelling, Everneath, and she’s gonna pass it along to one of YOU. All you have to do is fill out the little raffle form below, and we’ll announce the winner NEXT WEEK (on Monday)! This contest is open internationally.

And, be sure to tune in tomorrow, when we introduce our next new member (and offer more fun swag!).


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207 Responses to Welcome to Pub Crawl–and introducing Jodi Meadows!

  1. Laura E. Wardle Jan 9 2012 at 5:26 am #

    Pub Crawl’s finally here! Wahey! *glomps you all*

    Nice to meet you, Jodi! Your book cover is beautiful, and the book itself sound immense! Getting it added to my to-buy list.

    And what a great ARC to giveaway! Even here, in little ol’ rural England, I’ve heard of it. 😛

    • Julie
      Julie Jan 9 2012 at 12:38 pm #

      Hey Laura! So glad to have you with us here at Pub Crawl! 🙂

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 12:38 pm #

      *glomps back* We’re missed you guys, too!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 12:40 pm #

      *glomp glomp glomp* So glad to see you at Pub Crawl, Laura!!!! 😀 😀

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      Laura, I love that you’re the first commenter :-p Love to you!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      *GLOMPS* Huzzah!

    • jodimeadows
      jodimeadows Jan 10 2012 at 9:42 am #

      Thanks, Laura!!

  2. Julie
    Julie Jan 9 2012 at 5:50 am #

    Hey Jodi! Welcome to Pub(lishing) Crawl. <3 Great interview! (You had me at "masquerade"…) I CAN'T WAIT to dive into the world of INCARNATE. 🙂

    • jodimeadows
      jodimeadows Jan 10 2012 at 9:43 am #

      I loooove masquerades! I’m happy to see so many others do, too! 😀

  3. Asia M Jan 9 2012 at 5:54 am #

    Welcome Jodi!! 😀 Great little interview; it lets on just enough for the readers to be very intrigued about your upcoming book. 😉

    • Julie
      Julie Jan 9 2012 at 12:39 pm #

      I’m so intriqued too, Asia! Can’t wait to read INCARNATE. The counter on the sidebar is taunting me! 🙂

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      Asia, I totalllly agree. I’ve been DYING to read INCARNATE for so long, and this interview just made me want to read it EVEN MORE. *sigh* Only a couple more weeks….

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      Welcome back, Asia!

  4. Joy Jan 9 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Hey Jodi – nice to meet you 🙂

  5. vanesdigregorio
    vanesdigregorio Jan 9 2012 at 7:08 am #

    I said it once, but I’ll say it again – WELCOME TO THE GROUP, Jodi!!! <3

  6. Zara Alexis Jan 9 2012 at 7:26 am #

    HEEEYYYYYY, Jodi! Congratulations on joining the Pub Crawl team. Looking forward to reading your book and possibly winning this giveaway!

  7. Sooz Jan 9 2012 at 7:27 am #

    YIPPEEE!!!!! Welcome, welcome, Jodi!

    And Rachel Hawkins is TOTALLY one of my pub-3 as well!! 😀

  8. Emy Shin Jan 9 2012 at 7:35 am #

    Yay! I’m so excited Pub Crawl is here, finally!

    And Jodi: So nice to meet you. I can’t wait to read INCARNATE!

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      Emy, so glad you stuck around! We’re so glad you’re back 🙂

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 12:55 pm #

      Hiiiii, Emy!!! So happy you’re here!!! 😀 😀

  9. Rain Jan 9 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Wow, this is the first time I’ve seen this site, but there are so many awesome writers and agents on here! Thanks for the interview. =)

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 12:39 pm #

      Welcome, Rain! We’re super excited for new readers and hope you stick around for all the new members’ introductions, as well 😀

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 12:52 pm #

      Hi Rain! Glad you’re enjoying the site!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:05 pm #

      Welcome, Rain!!! So glad you like the site!!! <3

  10. Rain Jan 9 2012 at 7:51 am #

    I kind of forgot the HEY JODI part, but that’s kind of what I meant. 😉

  11. Renae Jan 9 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Hey, Jodi! It’s fantastic to meet you. Your book’s been on my to-read list for months!

    And hey, I’m really excited about this new site, guys. It looks fantastic.

    Good luck and congratulations!

  12. Angelica Jan 9 2012 at 7:53 am #

    I am so glad that Pub Crawl is here! I hope all you lovely ladies had a super great holidays and a wonderful new year as well. Jodi, it’s super nice to meet you & I think that your novel Incarnate sounds fantastic!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 11:58 am #

      Thanks Angelica! I hope you had a fun and relaxing holiday as well! And yes – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 12:53 pm #

      Thanks, Angelica! We’re SO excited to be back, and it’s awesome to see your face 🙂

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      Awww, thanks, Angelica! I hope you had an amazing holiday season/New Year as well!!!!

  13. Laura Hughes Jan 9 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Whoo hoo! So excited, guys!! Can’t wait to see who the other mystery members are!

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 12:40 pm #

      We can’t wait to reveal them!! 😀

    • Julie
      Julie Jan 9 2012 at 12:42 pm #

      Hey Laura! The secret members are excited too! They can’t wait to be “revealed.” 🙂

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 12:53 pm #

      Trust me, be excited!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      The new members are AWESOMEEEEEE. Can’t wait for you to meet them!

  14. Peggy Eddleman Jan 9 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Welcome Jodi!! So glad to meet you!

    And congrats to all of Pub Crawl! The new site rocks.

  15. Vahini Jan 9 2012 at 8:20 am #

    YAY!!! Welcome, Jodi — such a fantastic interview 🙂 I can’t wait to read INCARNATE!

  16. Meredith Anderson Jan 9 2012 at 8:23 am #

    I am so excited Pub Crawl is finally here!!! I’ve been dying this month without you girls and I am so excited to meet new members. Welcome, Jodi! Your book sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to pick it up. 🙂

    Looking forward to much more from this blog, you guys. I’m so excited you’re back!!!

    <3
    Mac

    • savannahjfoley Jan 9 2012 at 9:07 am #

      Glad you’re coming with us, Meredith!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 11:56 am #

      WE MISSED YOU, Mac!!! <3 Trust us, this month (which was supposed to be relaxing) ended up being a LONG wait!

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      We missed you too, Mac! It was a long month, for sure, but it’s so good to be back 🙂

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:27 pm #

      Awwww, YAY, Mac!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 SO glad to see you over here on Pub Crawl!!!!! (and hooray for the month-long wait being over!)

  17. Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Yay Jodi! Yay PubCrawl!

  18. Chele Jan 9 2012 at 8:40 am #

    HUZZAHHHH Pub Crawl’s finally here! I swear I’ve been stalking the old LTWF blog almost every other day in the past month just dyiiinngggg without you girls… and HEEEEEEYYYY Jodi! INCARNATE sound AWESOME, souls and dragons and sylphs and masquerades? DO WANT ;D

    So glad you’re all back! <3

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 11:59 am #

      THE WAIT HAS BEEN HORRIBLE FOR US TOO! (See? All caps! It was just THAT BAD!) We’re SO happy to be back!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:28 pm #

      Awwww, thanks, Chele!! We’ve been dyinggg without YOU GUYS, too!!!! So, SO, SOOO glad to be back!!!!

  19. Kat Zhang
    Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 9:01 am #

    WELCOME, Jodi!! So glad you’re here 😀

  20. savannahjfoley Jan 9 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Welcome Jodi!!!

  21. Rachel Jan 9 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Welcome Jodi! I can’t wait to read your book Incarnate, it sounds so awesooome!

  22. Gina Rinelli Jan 9 2012 at 9:50 am #

    I’m so glad this site is finally live! Welcome Jodi, and all the unannounced newbies!

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      So are we, Gina! Thanks for sticking with us!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:26 pm #

      Thanks, Gina!!! We’re super-happy about the launch, too!!!!

  23. Jenn D. Jan 9 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Welcome Jodi! So excited to read your book!!

  24. Katelyn Larson Jan 9 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Yay for Pub Crawl!!! I’ve been dying for this to start. Hi, Jodi! I can’t wait to read Incarnate!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 12:01 pm #

      We spammed each other with emails the entire month, because we were DYING to come back!

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 1:01 pm #

      Vanessa isn’t lying, haha. Welcome back, Katelyn!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:25 pm #

      Hehehe, totally know how you feel, Katelyn! It’s been a looooong month for us, too!!!!! <3

  25. Emily Casey (@EmilyC Jan 9 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I’ve been looking forward to Incarnate for WAY too long. I’m counting down!

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      It’s definitely a book worth counting down to!!

  26. Dani Nguyen Jan 9 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Hi Jodi. Welcome! I have an ARC of Incarnate on the way & I can’t wait to read it!

  27. Andrea @ The Busy Bi Jan 9 2012 at 10:06 am #

    Heeeeeey Jodi! Con’t wait to read your book!

  28. Gina Jan 9 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Great interview! Good luck wielding that sword – GC

  29. Gaby Jan 9 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Ooooooh, I’m excited for Jodi’s book too! (I read her lj) It’s very interesting! I would like to see that piano scene in the book.

  30. Shiloh Jan 9 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Yay! More Jodi! Also, books!

  31. Kristine K Jan 9 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Welcome, Jodi! And YAYYYYYY PUB CRAWL! So, so, so super excited for this!

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 1:01 pm #

      Yay Pub Crawl, indeed! So glad you’re here, Kristine!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:24 pm #

      Hehehe! Thanks, Kristine!!!! <3

  32. Kelsey Sutton Jan 9 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Piano? Masquerade? Sounds SO intriguing. Can’t wait to read this! Great interview.

  33. Sarah J. Maas
    Sarah J. Maas Jan 9 2012 at 11:45 am #

    WOOOOT!!!!! Yay, JODI!!! So glad to have you with us!!! 😀 😀

  34. Krispy Jan 9 2012 at 11:53 am #

    HEEEEY Jodi! 🙂 I got all excited about the book when I heard it was a Persephone retelling! Been hearing such wonderful things.

  35. Esther Jan 9 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Ha, I’m just about the opposite. I decided I wanted to be a physicist after I decided that being an author was perhaps, unacheivable. Now, though, I want to be both. Hence me being in a state of panic at the moment over my first uni physics exam. Wonderful…

  36. Erica Jan 9 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    I’m so excited that Pub Crawl is finally open! I’m looking forward to seeing who the rest of the members are!!!

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      We think you’ll really love them–we sure do 😀 😀

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 1:00 pm #

      So are we! It was a loooong month without blogging, so it’s GREAT to be back. And we’re so glad you’re here!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      Hoooray!!! We’re all pretty ecstatic, too!! And I can’t wait for you to meet our new members! They are AWESOME. 😀

  37. Marina Jan 9 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    This all sounds awesome! I’m so glad you guys are back and starting off with an awesome interview!!!

  38. Caitlin Vanasse Jan 9 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Hoping this works properly. It’s crazy to think that I’ve followed LTWF ll the way through and I’m teriffically excited for Pub Crawl as well. Thanks for the introductory interview with Jodi! I remember hearing about her book months ago, but didn’t realize it was being released now! I’m definitely excited to read it.

    • Julie
      Julie Jan 9 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      Hey Caitlin! So glad to have you over here with us at Pub Crawl! We appreciate your loyalty! 🙂

    • Sammy Bina Jan 9 2012 at 12:57 pm #

      Caitlin, it’s so cool that you’ve been with us for so long — thank you! It’s great to see you on the new site, and we really hope you enjoy it!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 1:07 pm #

      WOOO! Hi Caitlin! Long time no talk! 🙂

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:21 pm #

      Yay, Caitlin!!! Thank you SO much for sticking with LTWF for so long–and for joining us over here at Pub Crawl!!! <3

    • savannahjfoley Jan 9 2012 at 1:32 pm #

      Hey Caitlin! We’re so glad you’re still with us!

  39. Tiffany M. Jan 9 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Awesome interview. I’m with you on the sword thing Jodi. I am excited for Incarnate. Thanks for being a part of this and doing such a fun interview!!!

  40. Tammy Archambeau Jan 9 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I already pre-ordered my copy of INCARNATE and read the first 70 or so pages. I can’t wait to get my copy and finish it. 😉

  41. Arianna Sterling Jan 9 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Gah, I’m so glad this is finally up! I’ve been so impatient since the end of LTWF!

    Welcome, Jodi! I look forward to your posts, AND to INCARNATE.

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Hehe, we’ve been pretty impatient, too!!! So glad to see you again, Arianna!!! <3

  42. jodimeadows
    jodimeadows Jan 9 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Ahhh, so many awesome comments. THANK YOU, guys!! I’m THRILLED to be with such an amazing group.

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:43 pm #

      <3 <3 <3 SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US, JODI!!!!! And I can't wait to read INCARNATE!!!!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      NEITHER CAN I!!! (Seriously, I feel like I can’t stop using all caps today!) EEEEE!!!!

  43. Leslie Le Jan 9 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Nice to meet you Jodi! I’d say welcome to the LTWF family, but this isn’t LTWF anymore xD

    …. now I have to go change my bookmarks….

    • savannahjfoley Jan 9 2012 at 1:43 pm #

      I know, LTWF just rolls off the fingers so nicely, lol. I still find myself saying LTWF in my head.

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:47 pm #

      Hehehe, adjusting to PubCrawl wasn’t as hard as I thought, though it’s still weird not to use the LTWF abbreviation! That being said, I am SO EXCITED for you to meet all of our new members, Leslie! They are awesomeeee.

  44. Adriana Marachlian Jan 9 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    This is SO EXCITING. ALL of it. Everything. 😀 *Waves of excitement*

    I’d seen INCARNATE on goodreads before and it sounds so interesting, I’m definitely picking it up! And Welcome, Jodi!

    I’m so glad you guys are back <3 You were missed!

  45. Keeli W. Jan 9 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    “HEEEEY” to both Pub Crawl & Jodi. 😀

    Jodi: I’ve seen quite a bit floating about the Internet for ‘Incarnate’ and all of it makes your novel sound like nothing less than an absolute must read! The concept of reincarnation already fascinated me but add to it your ‘new souls/no souls’ and I’m hooked. I can’t wait to pick this up at my local bookstore.

    Pub Crawl (as whole): Happy New Year, I’m beyond excited for what this blog is going to be and become in the next year (and beyond)!

    – Keeli

    • savannahjfoley Jan 9 2012 at 1:44 pm #

      Thank you, Keeli! We’re so excited to be here with you!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:49 pm #

      HEEEEEY, KEELI! 🙂 Happy New Year to you, too!!! So great to see you on Pub Crawl!!!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      HAPPY NEW YEAR, Keeli! <3 And thank you!

  46. Tim Jan 9 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    (Thunder) It’s ALIVE!!!

    I like the new desighn. It seems more professional and smooth than the old blog. And there’s a new contributor:O Hmmmmmmmm it may be pesumptious to say welcome. Oh well. WELCOME!

    I love the idea of Jodie Meadows book. Maybe it’s because I like the idea of souls and aliantation. Oh and Dragons (yes I have played way too much Skyrim)

    I’m totally going to enter that giveaway even though i’m a bit put off by the Hot Immortal aspect to the book. It sometimes leads to badly developed male characters, just like the opposite leads to badly developed female characters in the Fantasy genre. But OMG a retelling of a myth.

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 1:48 pm #

      Thanks, Tim!!! 🙂

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 2:08 pm #

      Glad you like the new design, Tim!!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 3:42 pm #

      MWAHAHAHAHA! ALIVE!!!!!!

      Heya Tim! Oh man, it feels like it’s been so long!

      And YES! Skyrim! AMAZING!

  47. Bahnree Jan 9 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Robin Mckinley is one of my favorite authors too!!! I’m looking forward to this book, especially the masquerade….masquerades are always epic.

    Yay, giveaway!

  48. Kemendraugh Jan 9 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Oh neat! I love this Pub Crawl idea and will definitely be following along carefully!

    Excellent interview post 🙂 Very helpful!

  49. Jani Jan 9 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Anybody can look awesome with a sword, you just need the right stance. Definitely want one of my own. Great interview!

  50. Julie Jan 9 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Awesome interview! I’m looking forward to reading INCARNATE! Great giveaway. (Not an entry)

  51. Lucy D. Briand Jan 9 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    It’s nice to meet the author behind the book, been looking forward to this one for a while 🙂 Thank you for the give away … Another on my list (my list is long … I mean LONG) lol

  52. Amber Jan 9 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    AHHH!! I’m so excited that the launch is here!! *does happy dance all over the place!!* The website looks awesome, ladies! I cannot wait for all the new content, and get to know the new-comers on here too!

    Incarnate sounds like my type of read! And I also love Jeri Smith-Ready – she is awesome!

    Now please excuse me while I go explore a bit 🙂

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 9 2012 at 5:03 pm #

      *joins in happy dance* WOOO! Thank you! We’re absolutely IN LOVE with how the new site looks, so we’re glad you like it too! And yes! Explore! My fave page at the moment is “Our Books” – it’s SO EXCITING seeing them all there!

      Oh, and I think you’ll love the newcomers – they’re a pretty awesome bunch! It’s been tough keeping it secret!

    • Sarah J. Maas
      Sarah J. Maas Jan 9 2012 at 5:07 pm #

      Eeeeek!!! Thanks so much!!! *happy happy dance* I’m so glad you like the site!! (And I can’t wait for you to meet the other new members!)

  53. Trinity Jan 9 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    You’re back!! Loving the new look! Can’t wait for all the 2012 awesome 🙂
    xx

  54. Leigh Bardugo
    Leigh Bardugo Jan 9 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Thrilled to see Jodi here! Can’t wait for more PubCrawl and Incarnate!

  55. Sydney Jan 9 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    I’m so glad that this site is up! I’ve missed the updates, ha ha. 🙂

    And welcome to the new member! I can’t wait to read your book! 😀

    • savannahjfoley Jan 9 2012 at 8:32 pm #

      Thank you Sydney!! <3

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      Awww, thanks, Sydney!!! We missed you guys a lot, too! <3

    • Vahini Jan 10 2012 at 12:27 am #

      Thanks, Sydney! We’ve missed our readers so much, too.

  56. Sarah Baumgartner Jan 9 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi Jodi! I have to say, your book sounds awesome! Thanks for telling us about it 🙂

  57. Sara Jan 9 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Hey Jodi! I can’t wait to read Incarnate, it’s been on my TBR list forever!

  58. Erin
    Erin Jan 9 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Hooray for PubCrawl (I’ve missed you ladies)! And hooray for Jodi, as well!! The site looks great and I can’t wait for INCARNATE 🙂

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      HOORAY indeed 😀 😀 I can’t wait for INCARNATE to be out in the world, either!!

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      I <3 YOU.

      That is all.

  59. Yahong Jan 9 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    OMG Invitation to the Game, I totally remember that one. *high fives all around* Also, you have multiple scenes involving a piano? Coooool.

    PUB CRAWL, VOUS ÊTES ICI! (Yes, I did just break out the French keyboard for you. <3) So can't wait to start 2012 with you guys! Also, Erin, Susan? Your design. *weeps in joy*

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      The French keyboard!! My, now we’re feeling special, aren’t we? 😉 And yes, we all love the website Erin and Sooz built, too!! Yay for multi-talented people 😀 😀

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 9 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      Hehehe, thanks, Yahong!!! (And aren’t Erin and Susan just SO darn talented?)

      Here’s to 2012 being even more awesome than 2011!

    • Vahini Jan 10 2012 at 12:26 am #

      Oooh, the french keyboard — thanks for breaking that out for us, Yahong!

      And yes, the website is gorgeous. Erin and Susan are amazesauce! 🙂

    • Erin
      Erin Jan 10 2012 at 9:34 am #

      Aw, thanks Yahong — and you other PC ladies — for all the compliments! *blushes*

  60. Shannon Jan 9 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    I cannot wait to get my hands on Incarnate!! I have heard such great things about both books and want ot read them both so badly!!!

  61. Kat Jan 9 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Hooray for Pub Crawl! This is an exciting time 🙂

  62. Komal Jan 9 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    Great interview! Everneath and Incarnate are both on my TBR list. The covers are so beautiful too!

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 10:58 pm #

      Aren’t they?? I have major cover-envy over them both 😀

  63. Cat Jan 9 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Incarnate seems like such a cool book! I can’t wait.
    Great interview!

  64. -k the Lady Critic Jan 9 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Yay! I can’t wait to read Incarnate! (or Everneath for that matter) I sure hope that this contest is open to Canadians! It kind of cuts off in the paragraph where it says.

    I can’t wait to see what Pub Crawl comes up & out with next!

    • Kat Zhang
      Kat Zhang Jan 9 2012 at 10:57 pm #

      I believe it’s open internationally? 🙂 Will check out that unfinished sentence, though, lol.

      Welcome to Pub Crawl, though!!

  65. Stephanie Allen Jan 10 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Yay! I’m so excited Pub Crawl is finally here!

    And nice to meet you, Jodi =)

    • Vahini Jan 10 2012 at 12:22 am #

      We’re so excited to have finally launched, too! And we’re so glad to have you here with us!!! 😀

  66. Elizabeth J. D. Jan 10 2012 at 12:53 am #

    I’m looking forward to reading Incarnate and Everneath!
    LOL. Socks can be pretty nifty xD

  67. Elizabeth J. D. Jan 10 2012 at 12:53 am #

    Oh, and btw, “HEEEEY”, Jodi ;P

  68. Michelle Jan 10 2012 at 6:33 am #

    It’s so great to see you guys back! I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. The website looks great! 😀

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 10 2012 at 3:03 pm #

      Thanks, Michelle! It’s so great to BE back!!! I hope your Christmas and New Year’s were absolutely lovely!!! <3

  69. Jess Jan 10 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Yay! Pub Crawl!!! 😀

    And welcome, Jodi! I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Incarnate. The release date cannot come soon enough.

  70. Kayla Jan 10 2012 at 9:07 am #

    I was a silent follower of LTWF, but I’m definitely going to make more of an effort to be active here at Pub Crawl! Incarnate has an amazing cover, and I’ll be adding it to my to-read list. 🙂

    • SarahJMaas
      SarahJMaas Jan 10 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      Awww, I’m so happy to hear that, Kayla!!! I hope we get to see/hear more from you here!!!!

      Welcome to Pub Crawl (and thanks for following LTWF)!!! 🙂 🙂

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 10 2012 at 10:02 pm #

      HI KAYLA!!!

      First, I’m super excited to hear you say that! (Cause we kinda really love responding to comments :p)
      Second – WOOOOHOOOO!

  71. Best T Jan 10 2012 at 10:10 am #

    HEEEEY JODI! 😀 I’ve read Incarnate and I loved it! And you are a really cool person! ♥

  72. Vivien Jan 10 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Conrats!! Welcome back 😀 I’m so looking forward to this read.

  73. Alyssa Jan 10 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    HEEEEY, Jodi! 😀

    Incarnate sounds INCREDIBLE. Reincarnation? Dragons? A love story? I’m there!

  74. Kris (Words That Fly Jan 10 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Heeey Jodi! I’m so looking forward to reading your book. I absolutely adore the cover and the storyline is brilliant. Congrats on your debut!

  75. Kaye M. Jan 10 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Heya, Jodi!

    Well, we kinda know each other already. Through e-mails and such. But I just want to say congrats on being part of Publishing Crawl and publication and PLEASE CAN YOU LET SOME OF THAT AWESOMENESS RUB OFF ON ME?!

    <3

  76. Michelle V. (Book Ch Jan 10 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Hello Pub Crawl, and hellooooooo Jodi! Great interview for a welcome post. Incarnate is an amazing story!

  77. Joely Jan 10 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Hey Jodi! So excited to read your book, looks awesome!

  78. Sarah Kalaitzidis Jan 10 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Heyy!!!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
    I love how the book sounds!!!

  79. Hannah Jan 10 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Heeey Jodi. Your book sounds so cool. Can’t wait to read it.

  80. Kaylor Montgomery Jan 10 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Sooo happy to see Pub(lishing) Crawl live! Been dying to see it since I saw the news 😀

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Incarnate. It sounds so good! Oh and I’m supposed to say “HEEEEY” to Jodi :)!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 10 2012 at 10:04 pm #

      It’s been a long wait, but I’m so glad we’re finally live! This is going to be one epic month, what with all the giveaway and new members! 😀

  81. Pavan Jan 10 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    HEEEY JODI!!! Incarnate looks amazing!!

  82. Jenelle R. Jan 11 2012 at 4:28 am #

    HEEEY JODIE! (Yup, exactly 4 ‘e’s. I counted! :D)

    I’m so excited to read Incarnate- come on, the cover is gorgeous and the summary is super intriguing! 🙂 Awesome interview- and I totally agree on the ‘Jeri Smith Ready and Rachel Hawkins’ part. Jeri’s such a sweet author! 😀

    I love the community you guys have here- its so warm and welcoming, and most definitely fun!

  83. Jenelle R. Jan 11 2012 at 4:30 am #

    Oh my gosh, I spelled your name wrong! I’m soo soo soo sorry! I can’t belive I just did that! *crawls behind a rock in shame*

  84. Katie Jan 11 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Hey Jodi,
    I can’t wait to read Incarnate c: The synopsis sounds amazing.

  85. Pepca Jan 11 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Hey, Jodi! Incarnate sounds so intriguing and the cover is beautiful. I can’t wait to read it!

  86. picyadri Jan 11 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Hey Jodi! Your book sounds (and looks) amazing, and I read great reviews about it everywhere! Can’t wait to read it!

  87. Yael Itamar Jan 11 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Really excited about Incarnate!

  88. Sarah S Jan 11 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    Hi Jodi, Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  89. Orchid Jan 11 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Great interview. Yay, another Robin McKinley fan!!!!

  90. Melissa Jan 11 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Hey Jodi! I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a mascarade, but having seen many movies with them, I think it’ll be sumptuous. 🙂

  91. Chantal Jan 12 2012 at 6:54 am #

    HEEEEY Jodi!!! I’m excited about all the new contributors, and oh my gosh, these giveaways are intense! Your novel has a BEAUTIFUL cover, wow! I’ve had it on my to-be-read list for awhile! Looking forward to hearing more from you 🙂

  92. Kara Jan 12 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    The new blog looks great! So excited to start reading here this year!

    Also, hi Jodi! Love the cover and I can’t wait to check out your book once it’s in stores.

  93. Petra @ Safari Poet Jan 12 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Hi Jodi! A Kippy is a cat. That’s what I’ll call them from now on. Great interview! Can’t wait to read Incarnate and see that gorgeous cover up close. Congratulations on your debut!

  94. Sarah E. Jan 12 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to read Incarnate but now after the interview I really want to read it!!

  95. Kaitlynne W Jan 12 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    HI! Can’t wait to read Incarnate, it sounds amazing!

  96. Jen Jan 12 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    INCARNATE looks AMAZING – can’t wait to read it! I’m brand spanking new t0 PubCrawl – hello everyone!

  97. Angie Jan 12 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    I tried to get an ARC copy from NetGalley but was denied! 🙁

  98. Lauren Goff Jan 12 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Hiiii!!! ::waves:: 😀

  99. Rebecca Jan 12 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Hey Jodi,

    Welcome!! Everneath looks great I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  100. domynoe Jan 12 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Girlie, you’re just EVERYWHERE! 😉

    Looking forward to PubCrawl!

  101. Kathrine Roid Jan 13 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Incarnate’s cover is stuck in my mind. Must. Win. Book.

    And here we have the importance of a dazzling cover… sorry, ebooks.

  102. Rika Ashton Jan 13 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Hey, Jodi! Your novel sounds awesome. The myth of Persephone is one of my faves, I can’t wait to read this!

  103. Marthapao Jan 13 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I cannot wait to read Incarnate!! Everyone who has gotten an ARC loves it.

  104. Amie Kaufman
    Amie Kaufman Jan 14 2012 at 12:02 am #

    I’m so glad the site is up and running! I am LOVING the look of that weekly specials bar down the side, too.

    I can’t wait to read Incarnate — I’ve had my eye on it for ages. (Though please, if she’s never used one before, let’s consider not giving Jodi a sword in the brawl. We may lose her, and I want more books!)

  105. Ella Jan 14 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Welcome, Jodi! Eeeee! <3

  106. Sophia Chang Jan 15 2012 at 5:31 am #

    Heeeeey Jodi!

    and yes Robin McKinley! Hoohaa hoohaa hoohaa. Sorry, got into ancient Macedonian phalanx mood

  107. Bee Jan 15 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    HEEEEY JODI! 😛

    Did anyone tell you how cover lucky you are? Because that is GORGEOUS.

  108. Cassie Jan 15 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    Incarnate’s cover looks AMAZING. I can’t wait for sad it. ^.^

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