My Latin teacher in high school is one of my favorite writers. Yes, she taught me Latin and eventually became a full-time writer and winner of a Hugo award. C. J. Cherryh, author of the Foreigner series, writes enthralling science fiction and inspires me. When you grow up knowing someone in everyday circumstances, you realize that everyday people can create extraordinary stories. If you are a Sci Fi buff, read her work, you will be inspired too.