Celebration of Poison & Author BRIDGET ZINN

  
 

Friday, April 19 at 7:30PM

Join us for a celebration of author
BRIDGET ZINN

and her new Young Adult novel,
Poison.


Join us tonight for a very special celebration of late author Bridget Zinn and her debut novel, Poison. A librarian and active member of the children's and YA communities in Madison, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon, Bridget was a true book person who brought her love to bear on the page. The result is Poison, her new YA fantasy novel. We're honored to be part of a nationwide series of events remembering Bridget and celebrating her book and thrilled to welcome the following local Austin authors to celebrate with us: Lindsey Lane; P.J. Hoover; Cory Putnam Oakes; Nikki Loftin; Susan Kralovansky; Greg Leitich Smith; Cynthia Leitich Smith. Hoover, Oaks and Loftin will read an excerpt from Poison. Everyone will be available to sign copies of the book!


About Poison

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. Armed with her vital potions, an adorable enchanted piglet, 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?

About the 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.


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Thank you for supporting Bridget Zinn, her friends and family, and your local independent bookstore!

Event date: 
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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Poison Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423139935
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Hyperion Books - March 12th, 2013

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