Bobbie Shafer is a freelance writer of over 400 published short stories and articles that have appeared in dozens of national magazines. She is the author of three historical novels, one mystery novel, and five young adult novel, plus co-authors over 25 illustrated children's book under the pseudonym, BobbiCat. Bobbie credits her success to East Texas Writers' Guild, Writing Warriors Critique Group, and especially Marie McGaha, her mentor, editor, and publisher. Bobbie lives on a mini-farm near Troup, Texas with her husband, Gordon. She is mother of four, grandmother of three, great-grandmother of four, stepmother of a son and grandson. Bobbie and her daughter, Connie are advocates of animal rights and care for three goats, a dozen chickens, seven dogs, and eight cats.