Cover Stories: Poison by Bridget Zinn

poisonBridget Zinn's first novel, Poison, was released in March, more than a year after she lost her battle with cancer at age 33. I've read a lot about her. I started here. Her last tweet was "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect." And with that, I wish I'd known her. I have learned so many wonderful things about Bridget, and about her much-loved debut. (Want John Green's thoughts? They're here.)

poison-cover-girl-headshotI wanted to do a Cover Story, about the fantastical image, about the peeking pig. I asked Bridget's husband if she ever saw her cover, and he told me she didn't. But he offered a link to Novel Novice, who has an interview with her cover model (right), and he said, "I think we were extremely lucky to have such a fantastic cover."

Turns out the costume involved stitching 12 pieces together. The dagger is real. And there's more fun stuff from behind the scenes at the shoot.

I'll leave you with some words from Kirkus about the book. As for me and the cover? I'm enchanted.

"A frothy confection of a fairy tale featuring poisoners, princesses, perfumers and pigs, none of whom are exactly what they appear." -Kirkus

PS-While lots the word-spreading was done in March, here's how you can help Bridget's novel reach more people. Go read her story--and then read her book.