Fred Schäfer was born in Germany. He and his family reside in Australia. He worked as toolmaker, engineer, IT manager and professional speaker. He wrote twenty books: mainly novels, but also memoirs, an autobiography and nonfiction books about how to overcome adversity and live a fulfilled life.
"The 92-Year-Old Lady Who Made Me Steal a Dead Man's Car" is Fred Schäfer’s bestselling and most imaginative literary fiction novel. "Identity Uncertain" is the title of his philosophical and thought-provoking autobiography.