The Compulsive Reader: Looking Ahead: J. Anderson Coats and The Wicked and the Just

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Looking Ahead: J. Anderson Coats and The Wicked and the Just

Looking Ahead is a feature in which new upcoming books and their authors are featured! Take a minute to read the interview, get to know them, read about their book(s), and find them on the internet!

Today I have J. Anderson Coats to talk about her book, The Wicked and the Just!

TCR: Can you describe your book in ten words or less?

JAC: Medieval teens behaving badly in north Wales.

TCR: What has been the most surprising part about your publication process?
JAC: Copyedits. I thought they’d be a breeze since I’m a big grammar nerd and took four years of Latin, but I ended up getting taken to school. At one point, it was pointed out to me that I used the word “gray” three times in two paragraphs. This is why I love my copyeditor.

TCR: What was your reaction when you saw your book cover?
JAC: I loved the contrast of the sun against the black sky and ground, and the purply tones of Caernarvon Castle made for a dramatic slash of color between them.

TCR: Where can we stay up to date on you and your book?
JAC: My website is http://www.jandersoncoats.com, and I spend a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter (@jandersoncoats).

Thanks so much! Read on to learn more about The Wicked and the Just!
"Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will finally be the lady of the house.
Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there herself, until the English destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now she must wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl. 
While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners, Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And outside the city walls, tensions are rising ever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point."
The Wicked and the Just will be out April 17th, 2012!


LinWash said...

Wow! This book sounds great! I'll add it to my wish list.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I adored this book. It's incredibly profound.

petite said...

I would treasure this amazing book. Many thanks.

traveler said...

Am interested in this post which featured this great book.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds terrific! I like this idea of the two girls, and the cover and title are quite haunting!
I'm really looking forward to this!

Thanks for the interview

Rebecca Herman said...

I have the ARC for this book, I need to read it soon!

Unknown said...

I love the cover + title + "medieval teens behaving badly in north Wales" - that description just tickles my fancy! :)