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! :-)