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.

I loved Not Even Bones! How can I support your work?

Thank you! I'm glad to hear it. Here's a few ways you can help!

  • Buy the book. Give it away as a macabre holiday gift! The more books I sell, the more likely my publisher is going to be to continue publishing me.
  • Leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, Chapters, or any other major bookstore platform, that would be amazing!
  • Tell your friends, spread the word. 
  • Pre-order book two! 
  • Talk about my book on social media, especially during release times. 
  • Post your fan art and tag me in it so I can retweet it!

Where do you live?

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

I heard you were involved with Pitchwars?

Yes! I was a mentee in 2016, and a mentor in 2017. You can check out some of the interviews I've done about it on my for writers page.

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. I also recently read Defy the Stars and The Diabolic and adored them. 

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?

Probably not. I just don't have time or energy to help everyone, much as I'd like to. I do occasionally participate in mentorship contests, such as Pitch Wars and Author Mentor Match. If you want to work with me, check out if I've signed up to mentor this round and apply!

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.