Laura Schaefer

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Laura Schaefer has been writing almost as long as she's been making tea. She got her start as a contributor to the University of Wisconsin's student paper, the Daily Cardinal, and went on to write regularly for the Princeton Review and She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she can usually be found dancing the lindy hop. Her favorite type of tea is English Breakfast with lots of milk and sugar. Visit her online at

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Books by this Author

The Secret Ingredient
The Teashop Girls

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. People need a purpose.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. the World's Greatest Sandwich from Mickey's, or guacamole. That's a tough one.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. White House senior staff

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness is a day in which I fall in love, or create something I'm proud of.

Just regular happiness is giving back, dancing, laughing, and eating expensive cheese. Oh, and noodling around on the Internet with no deadlines.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. dancing, reading, IMing

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