This is not the usual post you’ll find here but then again, it sort of is. Romance authors are a unique breed. We support other authors by teaching, coaching, critiquing, or maybe just listening as someone regales the story of the last rejection or the new multi-book contract. It’s a way to pay it forward because in our guts, we all know there was someone ahead of us on the trail who looked back and yelled “C’mon!”
YA author Bridget Zinn will never get the chance to pay it forward.
I didn’t know Bridget but those who did call her a joy to know and a steady stream of optimism. She was a librarian with a love of books with strong heroines. She married the love of her life at age 33. Shortly thereafter she was diagnosed with colon cancer. In May 2011, cancer took her life.
Now here we are almost two years later and her book is finally being released. Since she can’t promote it herself, the author community is stepping up to give assistance.
Her book, POISON, has been met with loads of critical acclaim
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 leave a message today tell us about the day you got “the call”…or in my case, “the email” telling you that someone wanted to publish your book.
OR more importantly, when was your last colonscopy?
Mine was fall 2012. 🙂