Saturday, January 4, 2014

Celebrating Debutantes 2013: Stephanie Kuehn (13 Random Facts)

Get to know more about the author of Charm & Strange with these fun facts!

Stephanie Kuehn

13 Random Facts

1. I do not like mayonnaise.

2. I am afraid of heights, bridges, and spiders.

3. I have run eight marathons.

4. My favorite film is The Conformist.

5. I prefer milk chocolate over dark.

6. My least favorite word is supper.

7. I love football.

8. I am adopted.

9. I reread books many, many times.

10. I can play bass and violin.

11. I love animals more than anything.

12. I dislike the sound of ice chewing.

13. I would someday like to learn to play bridge.


More about Stephanie!

I grew up in Berkeley, California, which is a quirky sort of a place with a ton of wonderful bookstores. My very first job was working in one of those bookstores, and I’ve been a freakishly avid reader for as long as I can remember. Back then, some of the books that had the greatest impact on my life were young adult novels, and now, as an adult, I’ve found my own passion in writing books for teens.

Other passions of mine include mental health advocacy, social justice, and sports of all kinds. When I’m not writing or reading (or studying for graduate school), I’m usually outside running or playing with my family. I currently live in Northern California with my husband, three kids, and our menagerie of pets. Life is loud, joyous, and filled with animal hair.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, my last name is pronounced keen. I know! I don’t get it either.

Check out Stephanie's debut novel!

Charm & Strange
by Stephanie Kuehn

Published June 11th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin 

Blurb (Goodreads):
He’s part Win, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy. The guy who shuts all his classmates out, no matter the cost.

He’s part Drew, the angry young boy with violent impulses that control him. The boy who spent a fateful, long-ago summer with his brother and teenage cousins, only to endure a secret so monstrous it led three children to do the unthinkable. 

Over the course of one night, while stuck at a party deep in the New England woods, Andrew battles both the pain of his past and the isolation of his present. 

Before the sun rises, he’ll either surrender his sanity to the wild darkness inside his mind or make peace with the most elemental of truths—that choosing to live can mean so much more than not dying. 

The Escapist

Head over to Oops! I Read A Book Again for debut author Eliza Crewe! 

Yesterday: Morgan Wylie (Silent Orchids) and Alex Lidell (The Cadet of Tildor)
Tomorrow: Hafsah Laziaf (Unbreathable) and Kari Luna (The Theory of Everything)

Calling YA/NA/MG debut authors of 2014! Want to join us on this fun event? Fill out this form! Don't forget to spread the word with your debuting friends!

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