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In Memory: Bridget Zinn


YA author Bridget Zinn has died after a battle with colon cancer.

From author April Henry: "Bridget was funny, smart, and passionate. If I was going to use one word for her, it would be vibrant. Or radiant."

From author E.M. Kokie: "She was a good person, excellent to talk writing and publishing and life with. Someone to laugh with. And celebrate with. Share cake with and smile with."

From agent Michael Stearns: "Sad just doesn’t cut it. No how no way. Doesn’t come anywhere near to capturing the weighty emptiness we feel. And to amp things up with adverbs—well, that sort of lousy writing she wouldn’t stand for."

Bridget's debut novel, Poison, has sold to Disney/Hyperion. Michael says, "You’ll get to read it one of these days.... The story is a fantasy about a girl fugitive who fancies herself tough-as-nails until she finds love, humility, and more through an unexpected partnership with a wee enchanted piglet named Rosie." More on that to come.

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shalanna
May. 26th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
*cries*
OMG, I hadn't heard this. I was hoping for some sort of . . . I don't know, a dispensation. It's a blow, and I can't imagine how her family is feeling right now. (Actually, I sort of CAN, and that's what's so bad.) Please convey my condolences in person, whoever is out there who can do such a thing. *sigh*

God needed a good storyteller in Heaven. That's all I know.
cynleitichsmith
May. 26th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: *cries*
>>God needed a good storyteller in Heaven. That's all I know.

To be sure.

jongibbs
May. 26th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Damn it :(
cynleitichsmith
May. 27th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Exactly.
aprilhenry
May. 27th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
I feel numb and heavy. And so very sad.
cynleitichsmith
May. 27th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
I'm so incredibly sorry for your recent losses.
aprilhenry
May. 27th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
The little group of YA authors here is pretty tight. One of the last times I saw Bridget was at our impromptu wake for Lisa.
pingback_bot
May. 27th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
The front burner
User writerjenn referenced to your post from The front burner saying: [...] internet check last night, I saw the sad news about the untimely passing of author Bridget Zinn [...]
artistq
May. 27th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
so heartbreaking.
cynleitichsmith
May. 27th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
To be sure.
pingback_bot
May. 27th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Just Start: Find the Time to Make Your Dream Come True
User dreamerwrites referenced to your post from Just Start: Find the Time to Make Your Dream Come True saying: [...] Yesterday another YA author died from cancer. I didn't know Bridget Zinn [...]
janetsfox
May. 29th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
We've lost so many talents lately. And so young. Not right, not fair.
cynleitichsmith
May. 29th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
Agreed. It's a reminder to me, too, to let the people I admire, care about, root for, and love know that's how I feel about them. Please count yourself in that group.
janetsfox
May. 29th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
That's a lovely thought, Cyn, and I send it back to you.
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