Not for the first time, WriteWorld is reaching out in an effort to support a fellow writer. As writers, we have lots of firsts that we don’t appreciate enough, but the first time a book is published definitely isn’t one of those times. With that in mind, we’d like to make you aware of a very special first book, Poison by Bridget Zinn.
It comes out March 12th, 2013 via Disney Hyperion, and Poison needs your help to spread the word! Check out some information about Poison and Bridget Zinn below.
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.
A call to action:
During the week of March 11, blog about the release of your first novel (if you’re an author) or any other momentous first.
Then send a link to your blog to: Barrett Dowell,firstname.lastname@example.org (Bridget’s husband) and he’ll put it on this web page. As well, her agent will post it and tweet it every day for a solid week.
Celebrate your first and Poison with us! Write about a momentous first in your life and spread the word about Bridget Zinn and Poison!