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About the Author

I was born and raised in Vermont. I lived for four years in New York City, where I went to Barnard College. Then I returned to Vermont. Now I live in a small house in the woods with my husband, Colin, our dog, and our cat. Our daughters, Cerridwyn and Magdalene, have flown off into the wider world.

I’m currently on the faculty at Solstice, Pine Manor College’s MFA in Writing ProgramPacem School and Homeschool Center, and Champlain College. I also regularly mentor children and teens in writing. In this interview with Tiara Marchando of Pine Manor College, we focus specifically on teaching writing.Laura Williams McCaffrey - photo credit Magdalene McCaffrey 2013

For more information about me or my writing, go to this interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith or Debbi Michiko Florence’s interviews from 2003, 2004, and 2006. Also, here’s the link to a Write the Book interview with Shelagh Shapiro, who interviewed me again in 2016. There’s also a 2016 interview up at Adventures in YA Publishing. Or you can also visit me on Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks for stopping by.





Photograph   credit – Magdalene McCaffrey 2013