Lori Schafer

Goodreads Author


Born
in Pittsfield, MA (Really. Pittsfield.), The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
April 2013

URL


When I was in the seventh grade, my English teacher assigned us a creative writing project for Halloween. We were to compose short stories, which we would then read aloud before the class, coupled with a competition of sorts in which the students would vote on who had written the best one.

Now in my pre-teen years, I was not what you would term the most popular kid in school. Perhaps it was those horrible "Student-of-the-Month" photos of me hanging in the main hallway, which they somehow always managed to take right after gym when my hair was flying every which way, or perhaps it was the oxford shirts and corduroy trousers in which my mother dressed me because I refused to participate in ridiculous wastes of time like school-clothes shopping
...more

To ask Lori Schafer questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Lori Schafer Oh, I'm sure it was quite tame by today's standards, but maybe at the time twelve-year-olds weren't so hard to impress! I don't really read horror per…moreOh, I'm sure it was quite tame by today's standards, but maybe at the time twelve-year-olds weren't so hard to impress! I don't really read horror per se, but I do read a lot of pulps. I especially love Cornell Woolrich, who had his own special brand of creepy/eerie, and whose work I find endlessly appealing - I only wish there were more of it extant :) (less)
Lori Schafer Hi Katrina,

No connection so far as I know. My biological father's parents were German immigrants, but who knows what went on with the rest of the…more
Hi Katrina,

No connection so far as I know. My biological father's parents were German immigrants, but who knows what went on with the rest of the family? And you're right, the name Schafer - and its dozens of spelling variations - is very common in a number of countries, which makes it difficult to get the lineages all sorted properly. Really enjoyed the book, though - such a fascinating history!(less)
Average rating: 3.61 · 384 ratings · 83 reviews · 50 distinct worksSimilar authors
On Hearing of My Mother's D...

3.64 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Detention: A Daughter's Mem...

3.55 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Just the Three of Us: An Er...

3.55 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Hannelack Fanny, Or How...

3.50 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Other Three of Us: Wher...

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Other Three of Us: Wher...

4.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
My Life with Michael: A Nov...

3.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Squirrel Revolution

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stories from My Memory-Shelf

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
My Anxiety Wasn't Real: One...

2.14 avg rating — 7 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lori Schafer…
Here’s hoping this is the year the Great Pumpkin finally visits your pumpkin patch!      
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on October 31, 2018 04:00 • 1 view
Just the Three of Us: An Er... The Other Three of Us: Wher... The Other Three of Us: Wher...
(3 books)
by
3.79 avg rating — 68 ratings

My Night With Michael: A St... My Life with Michael: A Nov...
(2 books)
by
3.38 avg rating — 13 ratings

Managing Cash When You Have... Managing Cash When You Have... Managing Cash When You Have...
(3 books)
by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Poisoned (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: "Tell them what you gave me, sweetheart."
A Fifty-Word Horror Story (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: The zombies crashed into the house...
Out! (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: As any Mom will tell you, there's nothing sweeter than a truce when siblings go to war.
Fluffy Robes and Slippers (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: "They spoke to him of warm feet and cool hands, of the sheets that they had defrosted together, of the cozy softness of her front-door farewell on chill autumn mornings..."
Two Fathers (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: A portrait of two fathers from my youth.
More of Lori’s writing…

Lori’s Recent Updates

Lori Schafer is now friends with Judith Briles
6561872
Lori Schafer rated a book it was amazing
Watership Down by Richard  Adams
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lori Schafer rated a book really liked it
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lori Schafer rated a book it was amazing
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
All the Rage
by Courtney Summers (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lori Schafer rated a book it was amazing
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
All the Rage
by Courtney Summers (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lori Schafer rated a book really liked it
Laura by Vera Caspary
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lori Schafer rated a book really liked it
Leave Her to Heaven by Ben Ames Williams
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lori Schafer rated a book it was amazing
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lori Schafer rated a book it was amazing
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lori Schafer rated a book it was amazing
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Lori's books…
“I remember sledding, and snow forts, and the crunch of autumn leaves beneath my young feet. I loved growing up in New England, and in spite of everything, I still carry a torch in my heart for Springfield and Longmeadow and for Massachusetts.”
Lori Schafer, On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness

Topics Mentioning This Author

31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 11117 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site. Share your thoughts and questions about the Goodreads Author Program ...more
154447 Support for Indie Authors — 13733 members — last activity 13 minutes ago
Officially 10k Members Strong & Climbing!! Building and supporting a community of self-published authors dedicated to both sharing experiences and lea ...more
127944 eBook Miner — 2168 members — last activity Dec 28, 2018 08:26AM
We run eBook Miner, a new and innovative site that aims to connect publishers and writers (especially indie authors) to avid readers. We sift through ...more
12302 Erotic Fan — 628 members — last activity Jan 16, 2019 02:35PM
Discover and share the steamiest book you could ever lose yourself into. Menage, BDSM, straight, bi, voyeurism, paranormal etc. If it doesn't get you ...more
151595 Indie Book Club — 1021 members — last activity Dec 31, 2018 11:34AM
Featuring new indie novels & authors each month! The Indie Book Club is entering it's second year and we've reached 1,000 members! Help us support ama ...more
170627 Romance Readers Rendezvous — 1239 members — last activity Jan 16, 2019 02:49PM
Romance Authors and Readers Rendezvous! Talk about the books you're reading, the books you've written, and the books you're writing. There are so many ...more
153603 Trail-Mix Readers — 620 members — last activity Oct 01, 2018 11:53PM
We love to read, and we will read whatever we want! We like a little bit of this and a little bit of that, so each month, we feature six Books of the ...more
140149 Being Author — 662 members — last activity Jan 04, 2019 07:06PM
Exploring Authors skills, creativity and Book Promotion. Promoting Best Indie Authors. Featuring best Author as Being Author, Author of the Month.
155639 Author Interviews, Book Reviews & Promotions — 727 members — last activity Jan 16, 2019 01:08PM
Books are amazing to read - escapism at its best. But, do you ever wonder how the author wrote it or what inspired it? If so, author interviews are th ...more
131841 TMB Book Reviews — 211 members — last activity Mar 03, 2018 08:28PM
I love to read and I love to write. I have learned during my own struggles how important receiving reviews for your books are. So, since I absolutely ...more
More of Lori’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-10)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 10: by Kurt

Kurt Chambers Thanks for the friends add, Lori :) Pleased to meet you. Great story, by the way.


message 9: by Lori

Lori Schafer Brigitte wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite Lori. Good to connect :))"

Likewise, Brigitte! Have a great weekend :)

Lori


message 8: by Lori

Lori Schafer Blak wrote: "Great to meet you, Lori! All the best. :D"

Likewise, Blak! Have a great weekend :)

Lori


message 7: by Blak

Blak Rayne Great to meet you, Lori! All the best. :D


Brigitte Thanks for the friendvite Lori. Good to connect :))


Prasun Thanks Lori for accepting my friend request. You are cordially invited to visit my blog Green Planet here http://creategreenplanet.blogspot.com/


Promod Sharma Thanks for connecting. I feel, to start with let us have short exchanges related to our views/ personal philosophies/ work etc.
In case this is of interest to you, permit me to inform you that after “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” my next book, as detailed below has been released recently.

Title: IN SEARCH OF OUR WONDERFUL WORDS
Author: PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
ISBN: 9789384878467
Publisher: Notion Press
Released: Feb.11, 2015
Category: Philosophy, Social philosophy, Humanitarian Spirituality, Social Positivism

Are you interested in knowing more about it?
My Facebook A/C https://www.facebook.com/promod.sharm...


message 3: by Lori

Lori Schafer Arthur wrote: "Hello, Lori.
Thank you for the book recommendation. I'll add it to my 'to read' list, which gets longer by the week. The trouble is, as I'm sure you have experienced, that writing gets in the way m..."


Hi Arthur,

It is both sad and wonderful when writing gets in the way of reading, isn't it? Let me know if you figure out that "dwindling time available" problem - I've got the same one ;)

Lori


Arthur Hall Hello, Lori.
Thank you for the book recommendation. I'll add it to my 'to read' list, which gets longer by the week. The trouble is, as I'm sure you have experienced, that writing gets in the way more and more as new ideas present themselves and the time available dwindles.
Best wishes,
Arthur


message 1: by S.M.

S.M. McEachern Nice to see you on Goodreads too!


back to top