Laura Williams McCaffrey was born and raised in Vermont. She lives in a small house in the woods with her husband, her daughters, her cat, and her dog.
Her short stories have been published by Cicada, YA Review Network, Solstice Literary Magazine, and Soundings Review. She is the author of Marked, a dystopian mixed-media fantasy for teens, which Kirkus Books called “an original, textured page-turner.” She’s the author of two children’s fantasy novels, Water Shaper, selected in 2007 for the NYPL Books for the Teen Age list, and Alia Waking, an IRA Notable Book and a Teens’ Top Ten Books nominee. Laura teaches at Solstice, the low-residency MFA program at Pine Manor College, as well as at Pacem School, an independent school for middle and high school students that also offers classes to homeschoolers. She regularly mentors young writers at local public schools. Laura is the fiction editor at YA Review.net