Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Celebration of Poison & Author Bridget Zinn

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Attention Central Texans! Come to a celebration of Bridget Zinn's Poison at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at BookPeople in Austin. From BookPeople:

Join us tonight for a very special celebration of late author Bridget Zinn and her debut novel, Poison (Hyperion, 2013).

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.

P.J. Hoover, Cory Putnam Oaks and Nikki 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. 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.

3 comments:

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Wish I could be there!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Like Caroline, wish I could come.

Donna said...

I am so moved by the launch outreach for Bridget's book. The kid-lit community is so full of heart.

I will try to be there if possible.

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