Check out a Guest Post from the author!
The top 10 authors that influenced or inspired my writing
by Pintip Dunn
- Louisa May Alcott. I read LITTLE WOMEN as a kid, and this was the first time I wanted to rewrite the ending of a book! Cleary, Jo should have ended up with Laurie!
- L.M. Montgomery. Ah, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. I was passionately in love with this series, and Gilbert Blythe was my very first book boyfriend (although I didn’t know what that was at the time).
- Ernest Hemingway. I studied English literature in college, and my next three entries are the authors who had the most profound impact on me and my writing during this time. Hemingway taught me about white space, dialogue, and using grammar as a way to emphasize and reinforce story structure.
- Gertrude Stein taught me that you can be as creative with sentence structure and syntax as you are with story. The rules are there for a reason, but once you understand them, they can — and should — be broken.
- Jane Austen. I used to read all of her books, every year, for a number of years. She is brilliant not only in her writing and social observation, but also in evoking deep emotion in the reader.
- Orson Scott Card. I’ve read nearly all of his science fiction books, starting with ENDER’S GAME. He was probably the author who created and cemented my love of science fiction.
- Suzanne Collins. THE HUNGER GAMES changed my life. Literally. It was the first time I was introduced to the YA genre, and as soon as I read that book, I knew I had found my home.
- Stephenie Meyer. THE HOST is 800 pages long. I started crying on page 200 and didn’t stop for 600 more pages. The book showed me the kind of story I wanted to write: a super cool science-fiction world, but with heart.
- Gillian Flynn. I’d read lots of other thrillers/mystery/suspense before, but GONE GIRL made me actually want to write it.
- J.K. Rowling. What list can be complete without HARRY POTTER? I once answered a question of which book I would save out of a burning library with this series. Harry has been such an influence in all of our lives, including my daughter’s. I think J.K. Rowling taught me that creativity is limitless, and it made me understand that I never outgrew stories for children — and I hope I never will.
Author: Pintip Dunn
Title: REMEMBER YESTERDAY
Release Date: Oct. 4, 2016
Publisher: Entangled TEEN
Companion to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning novel, Forget Tomorrow.
Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries, if only she’d let TechRA study her. But ten years ago, the scientists kidnapped and experimented on her, leading to severe ramifications for her sister, Callie. She’d much rather break into their labs and sabotage their research—starting with Tanner Callahan, budding scientist and the boy she loathes most at school.
The past isn’t what she assumed, though—and neither is Tanner. He’s not the arrogant jerk she thought he was. And his research opens the door to the possibility that Jessa can rectify a fatal mistake made ten years earlier. She’ll do anything to change the past and save her sister—even if it means teaming up with the enemy she swore to defeat.
Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL.
Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. Her debut novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. Her other novels include THE DARKEST LIE and the forthcoming REMEMBER YESTERDAY.
She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at www.pintipdunn.com
Social Media Links: