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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A BookPeople Bridget Zinn POISON Party!

A couple of weeks ago on Friday evening, friends, family, and members of the Austin writing community gathered at BookPeople here in Austin, Texas to celebrate the release of POISON by the late Bridget Zinn.The event was organized by Bridget's family, and the turnout was awesome!

Three Austin authors read selections from the book. I chose a cute passage about the perils of crossing a river in your underwear with a pig on your head.

The readers smiling for a picture
L to R: Me, Nikki Loftin, and Cory Putman Oakes

Members of the Austin writing community signed the book. A stamp with Bridget's signature was also used.

Signed by Me, Nikki Loftin, Cory Putman Oakes, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Greg Leitich Smith, Lindsey Lane, and Susan Kralovansky

BookPeople was such a gracious host (as always), and it was a wonderful event.

 L to R: Me, Barrett Dowell (Bridget's husband), Nikki Loftin, Cory Putman Oakes, and Mary Zuniga Johnson (Bridget's cousin)

POISON is perfect for kids 3rd grade through high school. It has a wonderful main character, a rich fantasy world, and charm like I haven't seen in ages! 

You can have one of the signed copies from the event mailed to you. Contact BookPeople for more information.

POISON by Bridget Zinn (March 12, 2013, Hyperion)


Heather said...

What an awesome event! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

PJ Hoover said...

Aw, Heather, I was so happy to be able to be a part of it. It was such a wonderful way to celebrate the book!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like an awesome party. So great how authors and bloggers are promoting her book. I can't wait to read Poison.

Angela Brown said...

I have got to get down to Austin to get a chance to see some of these wonderful events. Looks a good time was had by all :-)

PJ Hoover said...

Hey Natalie, I bet you will love the book. It has such wide appeal.

Yes you do, Angela! So when are you going to?????