Bridget Zinn's second YA novel, SPY GIRL, is being released on December 2, 2020. Unfortunately, Bridget died from cancer in May 2011 at the age of 33. Being published was Bridget's dream. Would you help on her behalf, to get her books into the hands of readers?
Since Bridget is not alive to share her novel, people are pulling together to help get the word out about this former librarian's sweet, hilarious stories.
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Blog about the release of your first novel (if you're an author) or any other momentous first.
In the second half of the blog, use some or all of the information below about Bridget and SPY GIRL and link to her web site for readers interested in learning more.
Tweet about #SPYGIRL.
Tweet a photo of you holding the book. You could also tweet a link to this web page, part of a review, or a link to your blog post. Just use the hashtag #SPYGIRL.
Post a picture of you holding SPY GIRL, and/or a link to her website.
If you knew Bridget, write about her. If you didn't, write about how a librarian helped kindle your love of reading. Or how your favorite young fantasy lit a fire in you as a reader that opened up the full world of literature.
You'll remember how exciting it was to have your first book published. If you're doing an event, or talking to librarians, consider giving a piece of your time to the story of Bridget and SPY GIRL. If you use social media, anything you can do during that week to help get the word out would be welcome.
Bridget was a YA librarian, first in Wisconsin, then in Oregon. Spread the word about SPY Girl or Poison on any listservs you're on. Post a review on Goodreads or LibraryThing. Help raise awareness and get the book into the hands of readers.
Please post a review as soon as you can.
Take them to the library to check it out/put it hold, or buy them a copy. On Instagram, Facebook, share a photo of your teen holding the book or ask them to put in on their own Facebook page.
Purchase a copy and donate it to a library's shelves.
We will be setting up a tumblr of donations and photos of readers with the book.
Thank you so much! We all loved Bridget and her novel, and since she cannot be here to promote it, we are trying to do that for her. We, her family and friends, are so grateful for the kindness of readers to help share her work with the world. She was a writer and a reader but above all a true friend of good books and readers everywhere.