Three writers from the Nashville area have set up a blog where they’ll be auctioning off prizes involving writers, agents, and editors, to help victims of the recent flooding. I’ve just added a 30 minute phone call consultation with an aspiring author as one of the things to bid on. Head over to their blog in the next few days to see the list of great items up for auction, and to bid on 30 minutes with yours truly, CLICK HERE. … [more]
See that woman up there? She’s swell. That video has nothing to do with this post—and worse, is months old—but it does give you a sense of the wonderful Bridget Zinn.
A few weeks ago, we sold her first two novels at auction to Hyperion/Disney. While a book sale always gladdens drear heart, this one was especially pleasing. A thirty-two-year-old writer and part-time librarian, Bridget has had an extraordinary year. It began with one action-packed week in March: she was offered agency representation; she received the first batch of edits for her novel; she was diagnosed with cancer; she was married in the hospital to her boyfriend-since-teenhood, Barrett Dowell; minutes later she was whisked into surgery. Since then, she has been married a few more times (they had some idea that a ceremony would be … [more]