What do you write?

I write science fiction and fantasy books for all ages. My debut, Not Even Bones, is coming from HMH in fall 2018. You can read about the deal announcement here, or add the book on Goodreads here.

Is Not Even Bones part of a series?

Yes! There will be three books.

Where do you live?

I’m nomadic! I’ve lived in Tokyo, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Lima in the last five years. By the time you read this, who knows where I’ll be.

I heard you were a Pitchwars mentee?

Yes! And I did two interviews about it. You can check them out on my for writers page.

I hear now you’re a Pitchwars mentor?

Yes! I’m mentoring YA this year. Come back later and I’ll have my wish list up! 

What are your favourite books?

Oh man, you're making me pick?? That's cruel. My favourite books growing up were Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer and Dragon's Bait by Vivian Vande Velde.  I'm currently head over heels in love with Victoria Schwab's This Savage Song, and Our Dark Duet (those books stole my soul).  I also love Holly Black's Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Curseworkers series, as well as Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows duology. 

What are your favourite TV shows?

Uggggh, this is hard too. Buffy was definitely my favourite in high school -- I think I watched it a 100 times. I'm a big fan of the anime Death Note, as well as Tokyo Ghoul, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Shiki, Baccano, and Durarara. I finished watching the Jdrama Monster(s) recently and adored it. On the North American side, I like iZombie and Game of Thrones among many others.

Will you read my book?

Unless you're my Pitchwars mentee (feel free to apply!), probably not. I just don't have time or energy to help everyone, much as I'd like to.

Will you come to my school/city/batcave?

Maybe. Check in with my agent, Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary for those kind of inquiries.

How can I contact you?

There's a contact form on the webpage here. You can follow me on twitter, tumblr, or Goodreads. And you can also send fan mail directly to me at rschaefferbooks AT gmail DOT com.

For any business inquiries, including but not limited to school visits, ARCs, publication dates, tours, etc please contact my agent, Suzie Townsend.