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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Emerald Isle Blog Tour: guest post

I'm excited to be hosting The Emerald Isle Blog Tour today!
Author Kate Hinderer is stopping by with a great guest post...

When I’m Not Writing
by Kate Hinderer
Hey, I’m author Kate Hinderer and I’m lucky enough to be guest posting for the day as part of the blog book tour for The Emerald Isle. For this stop on the tour, I figured I would talk about what I’m up to when I am not writing young adult novels.

To be honest, I’m one of those people that works on a dozen projects at once. I’ve got a lot going on – always.

I’m a fashion and lifestyle blog over at ModlyChic. I’ve had the blog for three years, posting outfit of the day posts, how-tos, product reviews and other random posts on whatever I feel like writing about. It started as a hobby and turned into an obsession.

I’m a runner. A couple years ago I ran the Chicago Marathon – it was my first. After that I ran the Providence, RI half-marathon as well as the St. Louis half-marathon. I’ve also done a number of ‘fun-runs’ like the one I ran with my family this December in a full five-piece Santa suit.

I’m a freelance writer. I’ve had write-ups in a number of publications on a wide variety of topics, including real estate, fashion, entertainment, business, lifestyle etc.. I love writing and love doing it any way possible.

Currently, I also work as a kind of glorified RA for an independent student residence. I handle all the contracts, applicants, tours, social media, marketing and events for the place.

I run a blogger group in Boston. We have more than 200 members and try to get together every other month for a laid-back meet and greet at a local restaurant. It is one of my favorite parts of the month.

While I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen I actually enjoy cooking and baking a lot. I make a mean cream cheese cookie – a family favorite – as well as some awesome summer salads.

Connect with Kate: Site / Twitter / Goodreads / Fashion Blog
Kate is a journalist by profession. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune special sections, The Milwaukee Business Journal, RelateMag, The SuperMelon, MercatorNet's Tiger Print blog, Sadie Magazine. She started writing stories and novelettes in 7th grade. Her teachers thought she was copiously taking notes, but really she was penning stories about her classmates. That passion only increased in high school. The stories became longer and the passion for writing was deeply ingrained. As a junior she resurrected her school's student-run newspaper and opted to pursue a journalism career to harness her love for writing into a payable profession. Still the stories never stopped flowing.

The Emerald Isle (A Fascination Island book)

To escape a bad break-up and fighting parents Audyn takes a job as a lifeguard at Fascination Island. The posh five-star resort lives up to its name in every way, including the strange rules the owner has about entering the water at night. Despite declaring it a boy-free summer, it isn’t long before the shy, endearing Levi and the mysterious, tattooed Tristan begin vying for her attention. When Levi tries to push his advantage and Tristan comes to the rescue, Audyn realizes there is more to both these boys and the island they inhabit. Suddenly, she’s forced to acknowledge a reality she’d never considered and to pick a side in the conflict that has been waging for decades.
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