Mary C. Shaffer grew up in a 100-year-old farmhouse in rural Minnesota. The daughter of an artist and a high school English teacher, she began writing books when she was four years old. The logic of her spelling in these early works still strikes her as an improvement on standard English.Read More
Once, an odd girl wanted to write books.
Being quite clever in addition to being odd, the girl knew just what to do. She built a faerie-trap out of cereal boxes and baited it with bread crumbs and body wash.Read More