Fred Schäfer was born in the south of Germany. At the age of thirty-six, he and his family moved to Australia, where they reside today. He worked as toolmaker, engineer and IT manager. He became a professional speaker and made himself a name as the presenter of personal development seminars. During those years, he wrote two nonfiction books: "The Solution Within Yourself" and "Success, Money and You". Years later he published the essence of his seminars in his third nonfiction book, "How to Make Great Things Happen in YOUR LIFE". More than anything else, this is a book about how to overcome adversity and live a fulfilled life.
Today Fred Schäfer’s heart belongs to the world of literature, which to him means fiction. He wrote 12 novels, 4 in German and 8 in English. “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 thrilling and seriously funny. 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 roll over in their graves.