Monday, June 27, 2011

Blog Tour: Aurora Undefined - Kate Hinderer - Tens List

Today, Kate Hinderer is here with a tens list courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for her book, Aurora Undefined. Thank you for being here, Kate! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy!

10 people that have inspired you.

I loved the idea of writing about 10 people who inspired me. Some people came to mind immediately. Others took some thought. But all of the people named below have helped form me into the writer and person I am today.

Paul Salsini – The best journalism professor I ever had. He taught me the importance of showing not telling. He taught me the great power that only a few words can have. He pushed me to go beyond the basics of writing to create my own voice.

Gemma Cremers – My high school advisor. She was the first person who believed I could be a journalist and it was a good profession for me to enter into. She also served as the newspaper advisor when I started the paper as a Junior in High School.

Madeleine L’Engle – The author I wish I could be. She wrote real life and sci-fi; but all her books were filled with real human emotions and experiences. She didn’t waste words and she made every scene count.

Maureen Melody – My high school history teacher who helped me see writing was a true talent of mine. She also helped me realize the importance of revealing the truth, even if it is hard to hear and hard to write.

Thomas Friedman – A journalist an The New York Times and author of the first non-fiction journalism book I ever read: From Beruit to Jerusalem. His experiences confirmed my love for the profession.

Oscar de la Renta – Random, I know. But this fashion designer is one of the reasons I love writing about fashion. He has a way of flattering the female figure and making women look absolutely stunning in everything he makes.

Louisa May Alcott – A revolutionary of her times, making money with her writings when women weren’t seen as true professionals. She not only made a living but also became one of the few female authors that goes down in history and is read by generation after generation.

Amanda Hocking – While, paranormal isn’t my personal focus, she has established something that all ebook authors strive for… notoriety for her online writings without a single traditionally published book. She’s an inspiration to every want-to-be author.

My Parents – I can’t leave them out! My parents helped me and inspired me along every step I took. And even now, while I’m on my own, they still encourage me and push me to be better.

What an awesome list! Thank you so much for being here today, Kate!

Kate can be found on her blog.


Aurora is entering her senior year and everything around her seems to be falling apart. Her best friend has joined the cool crowd and she struggles to grapple with the loss. But when tragedy strikes, Aurora realizes what loss is really all about and how moving on becomes a fight of the will, mind and heart.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.

1 comment:

Alyssa Kirk said...

So great that teachers and advisors played such an important role. And I always love to see parents as such positive influence!