Monthly Archives: May 2012

Requiem for a rat and other signs of life

These past few months have been busy ones.

I finished edits on my book.

Spring arrived.
Our beautiful little rat, Jamie, died.
We buried her. 
School. School. School.
I started a new WIP. It’s different from anything else I’ve ever written, which is both scary and thrilling.
A new baby rat found its way into our lives. Her name is Velveteen.


Yay, I am really happy to announce that CHARM & STRANGE is going to be published in the UK!

From today’s PM announcements:

Stephanie Kuehn’s CHARM & STRANGE, about a sixteen-year-old boy stuck at a Vermont boarding school who’s convinced his destiny is to transform into a violent wolf, just like his father before him, and who has perfected the art of shutting people out until the truth of who he really is comes to light as he forms an unexpected friendship with a young woman with her own troubled past, to Ali Dougal at Egmont, by Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of Lauren Abramo at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

It still feels sort of overwhelming, but the response and enthusiasm from everyone at Egmont UK has been amazing. I am so excited to be working with them and beyond ecstatic that my quirky (quarky?) little book will be able to find readers both near and far.

Many, many thanks to Lauren Abramo, Caspian Dennis, and Michael Bourret for making this all possible.