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. What do you regret most?

A. the times I could have been kinder

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

A. dancing, reading, IMing

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd be an elite lindy hopper or an excellent pianist

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Captain Hook

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