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Stephanie Kuehnert

Born: 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers

Stephanie Kuehnert on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Ballads of suburbia /
ISBN: 1439102821 OCLC: 316736409

Pocket Books/MTV Books, New York : 2009.

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: 182621583

Pocket Books/MTV Books, New York : 2008.

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.