Poison was released last Tuesday, and although Bridget isn't with us to celebrate her book's release, it was so important to a number of her friends that they put together a blog tour to commemorate this occasion.
A group of authors, bloggers, and readers are participating in a blog tour for Bridget Zinn's Poison, and I'm honoured to be a part of that group today. You can find the full list of participating blogs here.
Because this was Bridget's first published book, we're talking about memorable firsts in our lives - although it was difficult for me to just choose one.
But I ultimately decided on a memory that changed the way I looked at blogging. I started book blogging in July 2011, and that September (only 2 months later) I had the chance to go to a Sarah Dessen signing in Toronto.
I've been reading Sarah's books for years - she was one of the first authors I would read religiously as a kid. I was thrilled to be able to meet Sarah at her signing, and spend a little bit of time with her in a smaller group setting just before the signing (through Penguin Canada). Sarah was so sweet and friendly, and it was one of the few times in my life I found myself literally starstruck! (You can even ask Angel from Mermaid Visions - she's the witness to this moment.) This was also the same night that I first met Angel.
And this was memorable for me because it changed the way I thought about blogging. It was the first time meeting an author whose work I adored, and meeting a new blogging friend. I guess it was the moment when it hit me that book blogging wouldn't just impact my online presence, but it would be a part of my "real life", too! I never dreamed how involved with it I would become or how many friends I would make, authors I would meet, books I would read, etc.
I haven't read Poison yet (I'm hoping to read it very soon). But I'm so glad that Bridget got to see the beginnings of her dream come to life as Poison began its road to publishing.
Poison sounds like such an enchanting read, and I'm a sucker for anything fantasy so I can't wait to pick it up! Until then, you can find out more about Poison and Bridget below, as well as enter to win a copy for yourself!
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