Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Stephanie Kuehnert  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri

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Illinois Connection

Kuehnert and her family moved to Chicago in the 1980's. She received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Stephanie Kuehnert is a trained Story Workshop Method® Instructor. She’s taught and tutored students from fifth grade through college-level, including learning disabled students, using this method. Story Workshop is a lively approach that employs word games and seeing-in-the-mind to help students at all levels discover their voices and develop compelling, effective fiction and nonfiction writing skills.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Stephanie Kuehnert lives right outside of Chicago, but is willing to travel for school visits or do virtual classroom or library visits via Skype.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Ballads of suburbia /
ISBN: 1439102821. OCLC Number: 316736409

Pocket Books/MTV Books,. .

An aspiring film writer tells about her troubled teen years in the Chicago suburbs when she and her friends tried to escape the pain of their lives through rock music and drugs.

I wanna be your Joey Ramone /
ISBN: 1416562699. OCLC Number: 182621583

Pocket Books/MTV Books,. .

Punk rock is in Emily Black's blood. Her mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back. Now Emily's all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home.