Sunday, February 3, 2013

Remembering Bridget Zinn

In 2011 we lost one of our ownBridget Zinn. At 33, Bridget had just sold her first book to Disney/Hyperion, and she was also bravely fighting cancer. I was lucky enough to be friends with Bridget, but we all feel her loss. Her agent Michael Stearns had a beautiful post about her passing, along with a video that really captures her beautiful spirit HERE.

Bridget and her husband, Barrett Dowell

(left to right) Cyndi Koon, Suzanne Young, and Bridget at their "rockstar lunch."
But now is the time to celebrate for Bridget. Her first book, POISON, is due out from Disney/Hyperion on March 12th, and we invite you to help us spread the word. From now until Monday night we are running a contest for you to win Bridget's book! But first, here's the description:

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.

So now for your part: When you share this blogpost, write your own, or tweet the hashtag #poisoncome back and comment on this post. On Monday at midnight, we'll select one lucky winner to receive an ARC of Bridget's amazing book POISON!

I hope you take the time to help spread the word and support our dear friend, an amazing spirit, and our fellow writer--Bridget Zinn. Thank you.

Pre-order POISON:
Powell's Books


  1. Urged everyone to read Bridget's new book #poison on twitter/@PBWorkshop

  2. I'm spreadin' it, but no need to enter me for the ARC. Ima BMOC (buy my own copy.)

  3. Even though she's not here to see it, I'm happy that her dream will soon be coming true! I tweeted, @Fictiffous.

  4. It's nice to know that Bridget received support for her writing through SCBWI, and that we'll be able to read her book soon.