Sunday, March 10, 2013

Celebrating an Honorary Lucky: Bridget Zinn, Author of POISON

"Good silly fun—a refreshing antidote to a genre overflowing with grit and gloom."
Kirkus Reviews

Bridget Zinn's YA debut novel, Poison, is being released by Hyperion this Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Regrettably, the book will be making its way into the world without its author, who passed away from cancer in May 2011 at the age of 33.

Bridget never got a chance to join The Lucky 13s, but Poison definitely meets the group's criteria for membership. Therefore, we're declaring Bridget Zinn an honorary Lucky.

Please help us spread the word about her humorous and fantastical 2013 debut.

About the Novel:

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she's the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom's future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king's army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she's not alone. She's armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can't stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she's certainly no damsel-in-distress—she's the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

About Bridget Zinn:

Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the "summer of love" and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect."

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers' copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. The book looks wonderful, and I am so floored by her tragic journey. But also inspired by her - so positive up until the end. I only wish she were here to see this dream come true. Thanks - I've pre-ordered mine! xo

    1. Thank you for pre-ordering her book!

  2. I adored this book and I definitely cried when I found out. :( she never really got to experience her dream. I'm a bit honored to be promoting the book! And her last tweet makes me want to cry. Again. *closes tab*

    1. Her last tweet is beautiful and inspiring. I'm happy her twitter account was preserved that way, even though it is hard to read without getting choked up.

  3. I just read and reviewed Poison on my blog. Now I have written a post about Bridget for posting on Wednesday, March 13, and purchased a finished copy to donate to the media center where I work. I was so sorry to learn that Bridget didn't live to see her book published.

  4. Been seeing this around! Awesome. It's great to get the word out.