Stephanie Kate Strohm

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Biography

Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of Love à la Mode; That’s Not What I Heard; The Taming of the DrewIt's Not Me, It's You; The Date to Save; and Prince in Disguise. She graduated from Middlebury College with a dual degree in theater and history and has performed in 25 states. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband, her son, and a dog named Lorelei Lee.

 

 


Schedule

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
Discussion
Breakups & Shakeups: Young Adult Rom-Coms

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

2:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Discussion
Whole Lot of Shaking (and Baking) Going On: Young Adult Musicians and Chefs

3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


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Love a'la Mode

Anna and the French Kiss meets TV’s Chopped as Rosie and Henry, both enrolled in an elite cooking program in Paris, balance rivalry and romance in this delicious YA romantic comedy.

Take two American teen chefs, add one heaping cup of Paris, toss in a pinch of romance, and stir….

Rosie Radeke firmly believes that happiness can be found at the bottom of a mixing bowl. But she never expected that she, a random nobody from East Liberty, Ohio, would be accepted to celebrity chef Denis Laurent’s school in Paris, the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn’t all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes.

Henry Yi grew up in his dad’s restaurant in Chicago, and his lifelong love affair with food landed him a coveted spot in Chef Laurent’s school. He quickly connects with Rosie, but academic pressure from home and his jealousy over Rosie’s growing friendship with gorgeous bad-boy baker Bodie Tal makes Henry lash out and push his dream girl away.

Desperate to prove themselves, Rosie and Henry cook like never before while sparks fly between them. But as they reach their breaking points, they wonder whether they have what it takes to become real chefs.

Perfect for lovers of Chopped Teen Tournament and Kids Baking Championship, as well as anyone who dreams of a romantic trip to France, Love à la Mode follows Rosie and Henry as they fall in love with food, with Paris, and ultimately, with each other.


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That's Not What I Heard

From the author of The Date to Save and It's Not Me, It's You comes a new novel about what happens when a rumor about a breakup is more interesting than the truth!

"For fans of Mean Girls and other high school comedies." - Kirkus Reviews

"Plenty of hyperbole provides copious amounts of laughter. Give this to readers who crave something light and humorous." - Booklist

What did you hear?

Kimberly Landis-Lilley and Teddy Lin are over. Yes, the Kim and Teddy broke up.

At least that's what Phil Spooner thinks he overheard and then told Jess Howard, Kim's best friend. Something about Teddy not liking Kim's Instas? Or was it that Teddy is moving to Italy and didn't want to do long distance? Or that Kim slid into someone else's DMs?

Jess told her boyfriend, Elvis, that he needs to be on Kim's side. Especially if he wants to keep her as his girlfriend. But Elvis is also Teddy's best friend.

Now, Kim's run out of school for the day. Jess is furious. Elvis is confused. And half the lunch period won't talk to Teddy. Even the teachers have taken sides.

William Henry Harrison High will never be the same again!

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