Monday, March 15, 2010

In Which Our Heroine Appreciates Michelle Zink

This week is AUTHOR APPRECIATION WEEK, created by the ever fabulous Heidi R. Kling, and it lasts all week. I'm going to try to do an AA post every day, but honestly it depends how much homework I get. (Yes I am back at college. Adios, spring break.)

For today's AA post, I am going to be talking about Michelle Zink, the author of Prophecy of the Sisters and the upcoming Guardian of the Gate.

I got to meet Michelle a few days before her book (PotS) released and it was the coolest thing ever. Why? Because I love meeting authors, and getting to read books early. But besides that, Michelle recognized ME from Twitter. It wasn't like I was another face on the long line, waiting to get a copy of PotS (maybe I was!); no, she recognized my face.

Michelle's novel Prophecy of the Sisters blew me away. Although it was similar to Libba Bray's series about Gemma Doyle (at least, time period wise), Prophecy of the Sisters focused on twin sisters, who are wrapped in a Biblical prophecy. Oh, not to mention their dad just died. I honestly can't wait for the sequel, which comes out this August, and the third book coming out in August 2011.

Not only does Michelle write, she is advocate for believing in your dreams and doing what you want. If you look at her Twitter, she is constantly supporting teens, librarians, and others to do what they want no matter what anyone else says. She hosts an Open Mic on her blog, where commenters post their writing and get feedback on it. Michelle interviews teens and answers questions from them when they need advice.

So happy Author Appreciation Week, Michelle! :-)


  1. Rachel!!! I'm so honored! You have no idea how much this made me smile. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    And I see that you are MORE than 3/4 of the way done with your WIP... WOOT! Go, you!

    I believe in you and can't wait to hear the news when you write, "The End."


  2. I am so excited to read this; I got it for Christmas but school got in the way. On the other hand, half of me is stalling because I heard you desperately want the sequel once you finish.

  3. I can't wait to read Prophecy of Sisters! Michelle sounds amazing :)

  4. Michelle: You're very welcome. I admire you so much -- how you really believe in people, all people, is amazing to me. :-)

    Margo and Emilia, please read PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS. If you liked A GREAT & TERRIBLE BEAUTY by Libba Bray, you'll enjoy Michelle's book.