Today’s post isn’t a typical blog tour. It’s special.
Bridget Zinn, librarian and writer, died of cancer in 2011. She was 33 years old. Now, nearly four years from the day of her cancer diagnosis, her novel Poison is published. It was released on March 12.
You can find out more about Bridget’s story, her book, and how people are spreading the word (and how you can get in on it), visit Bridget’s website. I hadn’t planned on doing anything with it, but trust me – once you read the whole story, you can’t not help promote this book.
About the Book:
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?
I had planned to have a review to go along with this post. But of course the book gets lost in the mail and doesn’t show up. At some point, I’ll review Poison. But in the meantime, you’ll have to content yourself with visiting Bridget’s website.
About the Author:
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.