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Stefan Bachmann was born in Colorado and spent of most of his childhood in Switzerland, where he's now a student of music at the Zürich University of Arts.

His debut, gothic-faery-fantasy THE PECULIAR, was a New York Times Editor's Choice and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012, and was translated into eight languages. Its companion, THE WHATNOT, was released on September 24th, 2013.

THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: 36 TALES BRIEF AND SINISTER, a collection of scary stories he wrote together with authors Emma Trevayne, Claire Legrand and Katherine Catmull, was released May 27th, 2014, from Greenwillow/HarperCollins and was Bank Street Best Book of the Year as well as one of New York Public Library's 100 titles for reading and sharing.

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Stefan Bachmann Hi! The publishing process was pretty normal for me. I sent out queries to literary agents, got some rejections, despaired, rewrote a bunch, sent more…moreHi! The publishing process was pretty normal for me. I sent out queries to literary agents, got some rejections, despaired, rewrote a bunch, sent more queries, got an agent, awesome agent sold the book... I wish I had insightful tips to give, but a) I have no clue and b) really all one can do is go slightly crazy and work hard and read everything and not give up until one has a book interesting/weird enough that people will pay money for it. Also, maybe don't think of yourself as a young writer. Just as a writer. The work you have to do is the same. I don't know if that's remotely helpful, but good luck! :) You can do eeeeeet.(less)
Stefan Bachmann Hi Caleb! I grew up in a house with loooooots of books, and some of those books were amazing, and I'm pretty sure if you read enough great, resonant…moreHi Caleb! I grew up in a house with loooooots of books, and some of those books were amazing, and I'm pretty sure if you read enough great, resonant books it will make you want to write some yourself. Good books have that effect. I don't think it has anything to do with age. :)(less)
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Oh, internet. How I do loveabandonthee for vast quantities of time. This post feels a bit weightlessin light ofcurrent events, but areader emailed me last weekand asked why I’m such a sporadictwitterer, and where were the blog posts like in the olden days, and helloooooo (exceptthey were way nicerabout it, BUT I UNDERSTOOD.)


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“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”
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Stefan Bachmann Nour wrote: "Thanks for the add. I'm really enjoying your book and I love your writing style."

Woo! Glad you're liking it, and thanks for reading! :D


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Nour Thanks for the add. I'm really enjoying your book and I love your writing style.


Stefan Bachmann Sarah wrote: "Thanks for the book-release cheer! I'm, like, half psyched and half blase about it."

Haha! Blase. Your book! Is going to be! On shelves! In stores! And people WILL READ IT! You should be jumping up and down and congratulating yourself and eating cake. Or something. xD


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