Friday, October 01, 2010

Party with Stephanie Kuehnert

Welcome Stephanie Kuehnert to the party!

Stephanie is one of my TFC sisters and the author of I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE and BALLADS OF SUBURBIA. She lives and writes in Forest Park, IL - a suburb of Chicago. If you're ever in the area, stop by the Beacon Pub and you just might get lucky and find her tending bar.


There are so many ballads. Achy breaky country songs. Mournful pop songs. Then there’s the rare punk ballad, the ballad of suburbia: louder, faster, angrier . . . till it drowns out the silence.

Kara hasn’t been back to Oak Park since the end of junior year, when a heroin overdose nearly killed her and sirens heralded her exit. Four years later, she returns to face the music. Her life changed forever back in high school: her family disintegrated, she ran around with a whole new crowd of friends, she partied a little too hard, and she fell in love with gorgeous bad boy Adrian, who left her to die that day in Scoville Park. . . .

Amidst the music, the booze, the drugs, and the drama, her friends filled a notebook with heartbreakingly honest confessions of the moments that defined and shattered their young lives. Now, finally, Kara is ready to write her own.

Stephanie's reading:

Your compound value numbers are thirty-seven and thirty-four.

Thirty-four denotes strength gained through experience, and through observation of people and things. It’s not held to be exactly "lucky", as its success is given through trials. One who is influenced by the number thirty-four tends to have remarkable dreams. They are secretly fascinated by the unknown, and follow their own, often unorthodox, path.

Thirty-seven is fortunate in friendships and in love. It indicates great emphasis on love, romance, happiness and success. A person influenced by this number will find that success is often more easily attained when working with a partner than by working alone.

Your name number vibration is eight, which indicates someone with good judgment. Eight is an eternal number that indicates divine balance, yet eights may have relationship issues because what they show on the outside doesn't always match what's inside.

Her reaction:

Success through trials... well I definitely have been through some trials as of late and I hope that success is on the other end. Also interesting about the dreams, wonder if this means I should write that novel based on one of my sooner rather than later. I do definitely follow my own path and I have amazing friends and a husband that I would seriously be lost without. Change of plans, direction and place... yeah I feel like change is coming for me, that I need a shakeup and hopefully it will be good for me and I will exercise that good judgement!

You can find more about Stephanie at

Today's party prize giveaway is an advanced reader's copy of WAKE UNTO ME by Lisa Cach.