Fred Schäfer was born in the south of Germany and left home at the age of nineteen. A few years later he discovered the world of literature.
Two of his books, “The Short and Wonderful Life of Henry Hemingway” and “Travelling with Maria”, provide insight into the early years of his life. “The Mysterious Man” completes the picture, although not entirely, because “The Mysterious Man” is a novel, not an autobiography. Or is it both? A book in which reality and fiction merge?
At the age of thirty six, the author and his family moved to Australia, where they still reside. He worked as an engineer and IT manager. He became a professional speaker and made himself a name as presenter of Think Like A Winner seminars. During those years, he wrote two nonfiction books: “The Solution Within Yourself” and “Success, Money and You”. A few years later he published the essence of his seminars in his third nonfiction book, “How to Make Great Things Happen in YOUR LIFE”.
Fred Schäfer’s heart belongs to the world of literature, which to him means fiction. He wrote eight novels, three in German and five in English. His English novels are: “An Almighty Conspiracy”, “The Invention of the Big Bang”, “The 92-Year-Old Lady Who Made Me Steal a Dead Man's Car”, “The Mysterious Man” and “Don’t Mention the FBI”.
“The 92-Year-Old Lady Who Made Me Steal a Dead Man's Car”, clearly, is Fred Schäfer’s most imaginative literary fiction novel. As the subtitle of the book says, it is a thrilling and seriously funny novel. The author demonstrates his creative power to an almost unimaginable degree. Literary characters from the books of his heroes come alive and attempt something, which would make their authors, if they knew about it, scream in horror or rotate in their graves.