Hi there! As you can see, we've made a website for THE LADY JANIES


You look like you have questions.

Who is this mysterious "we," you say? What's "The Lady Janies"?

So glad you asked.

We are three young adult authors. (Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, and Cynthia Hand, to be exact. We tried out names that smush us together like Codi Handowton, but our agents thought we should probably stay separate to avoid confusion. Ha. So we affectionately refer to ourselves as the Lady Janies.)

Sometime back in 2014 we decided to write a book together. The conversation went something like this:

"Hey, do you want to go to Disneyland today?"

"Nah. Let's stay in and write a book."

And that's how our first book, MY LADY JANE, came into being. Because writing is better than Disneyland.

True story.

Fast forward a few months, and we'd sold the novel to HarperTeen. MY LADY JANE hit shelves in the summer of 2016. We were thrilled. We're still thrilled. I mean, now we're getting paid to write books with our besties, and we're going on tour together, and we can write off the jokes we come up with on our taxes. (Not so sure about that last bit, but it's worth a try, right?)

And then we sold two more books: MY PLAIN JANE (2018) and MY CALAMITY JANE (2020). And then we sold THREE MORE BOOKS AFTER THAT: MY CONTRARY MARY (June 2021), MY IMAGINARY MARY (2022) and MY ???? MARY (2023).

We've got a lot of writing to do. But in the meantime, as we write and wait and write and wait, we'll put some fun stuff up on this website.

So check back soon, dear internet wanderers and possible readers.


The Lady Janies

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