The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

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Anne McCaffrey

Fantasy

Cambridge, Massachusetts
April 1,1926

Harper Hall of Pern Series

“I'm never sure what image readers construct of me from reading my books,” McCaffrey said in the introduction toThe Girl Who Heard Dragons. But, generally, when I get a response of 'You're Anne McCaffrey?' I haven't had the nerve to ask what they were expecting. Tones range from skepticism to deep disappointment and incredulity. Yet I do describe myself: 'My hair is silver, my eyes are green, and I freckle. The rest is subject to change without notice'—the 'rest' being the unrepentant bulk of me.”

“I'm a story teller, basically,” she expanded inLiterature for Today's Young Adults, and unconsciously reflect in my stories the pressures, the problems, and the ambiance which beset me and our world while I am writing a story I say I write love stories, and that is the truth. I also write xenophilic stories, rather than xenophobic since I do feel that we shall, one day or another, encounter other sentient beings. I can devoutly hope that our species will greet them with tolerance and an overwhelming desire to understand alien minds and mores.”

McCaffrey's father was a city administrator and U.S. Army colonel and her mother was a real estate agent. She earned a degree from Radcliffe College in 1947 and did graduate study in meteorology at the University of the City of Dublin. She also studied voice for nine years. Divorced, she has three children.

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