Saturday, 23 March 2013


This Promotional Spotlight is also a little different, in that I wasn't asked to do it. In fact until reading the post again by Suzy Turner I had no idea of the special circumstances surrounding this book. In fact my daughter was not aware either wen she featured the book in her March 2013 post. ReleaseOn the same blog as I saw the posts about Chad Morris being unable to promote his own book, the lady who wrote this book sadly never got to hold her published book. Bridget's debut novel, POISON, released on 12th March 2013. Sadly, Bridget died from cancer in May of 2011, and never got to hold her book in her hands. Being published was her dream, and her husband and friends would love some help putting the finishing touches on her dream. Her husband has set up a website that talks about all the ways you can help. Here's the link to the site.
Links to articles about Bridget
A wonderful article written by Alexis Burling in Publishers Weekly, Promoting a Late Author's Debut Novel: 'Poison' by Bridget Zin
"Can she save the kingdom with a piglet?' reads the cover tagline of Poison, the YA debut from the late Bridget Zinn. Ridiculous? Yes. Still, there's something refreshing about its silliness amidst the interchangeable do-or-die taglines that seem to have become a staple for YA books these days." Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life
 A Remembrance of Bridget written by her agent
Bridget's path to publication - in her own words.
A post in which Bridget shares her Sneaky Tips for writing (which also has an audio file of her reading this post)
ISBN: 9781423139935
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 288
Formats Available: Hardcover

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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.

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