Louise Shaffer, is a graduate of Yale Drama School, has written for television, and has appeared on Broadway, in TV movies, and in daytime dramas, earning an Emmy for her performance on Ryan's Hope.
In 2003 she published her first novel "The Three Miss Margarets". In 2005 the follow-up "The Ladies of Garrision Gardens" was released to critical acclaim.
Louise's third novel for Random House Publishing, "Family Acts" hit the shelves. "Family Acts" has garnered favorable reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and Booklist.
"Serendipity" was released on March 24th, 2009.
"Shaffer... is at her best here with a multigenerational saga set amid the bright lights of Broadway." - Kirkus Reviews
"Shaffer... unfolds the story of Carrie's family... with such ease it's as though one is having an engaging conversation with the characters. Refreshingly multidimensional and wonderfully come to life." - The Library Journal
"...an amazing story of mothers and daughters and how each generations relationships can affect the next... a book that you don't want to miss." --Lori's Reading Corner
"Fascinating... heartwarming and funny."-- Jani Brooks, Romance Reviews Today
"Stunning novel of surprises, secrets, and serendipity." - Fresh Fiction
"An interesting family drama that looks at four generations of women." - Harriet Klausner, Genre Go Round Reviews
"I didn’t want to put it down... in a category all to itself." - The Literate Housewife Review
"Incredible... captivating. I simply loved this book." -Love to Read
“[Shaffer] delivers every time with delightful, charming stories . . . guaranteed to keep you turning the pages.” - Kingston Observer Online