Tuesday, March 16, 2010

AA Week Tuesday: Michelle Zink

The author I chose to highlight today for Author Appreciation Week is Michelle Zink!

Michelle is the author of Prophecy of the Sisters (Little Brown, August 2009) and Guardian of the Gate (Little Brown, August 2010)

I seriously cannot tell you how many times Michelle has talked me off the edge (so to speak). Her never ending encouragement and happy thoughts have changed my outlook as a writer and a person. I look up to her so much. She's one of my biggest role models not only in the YA lit community, but in life. She's sound proof that IT CAN BE DONE. Yes you can hold a job and write a book. Yes you can have kids (and a LIFE!) and be a published author. Yes you can still be WHO YOU ARE and also call yourself a writer at the same time. Michelle is probably one of the most humble, down to earth people that I know.

So... to Michelle: Thank you for all you've done for me personally and for the YA community over the past year or so. I can honestly say that my life is changed and I am a better person for having "met" you. Thank you.


  1. Awesome post! loved it! she sounds wonderful and I love people that love to encourage others! must read her book soon!

  2. Prophecy of the Sisters is *amazing* I think you'll love it!

  3. Gahhh! You made me get all teary!

    Thanks you so much for this, Stephanie. It means so much, especially coming from such a talented, insightful person. I know you're going to do amazing things, and I can't wait for the the day I can help spread the word about YOUR work.


  4. No lie, I teared up posting it!!! Thank you for commenting, Michelle. :) Makes my day!!!

    <3 Muah!!

  5. Ah, that's fantastic you have a mentor in the YA community. Love it!

  6. I totally agree! Michelle is such an amazing, true to herself friend. She's definitely someone who gives such wonderful advice. She's a great mentor!!

  7. great, GREAT post! michelle deserves the recognition!!

    best of luck with all you do!